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Fanatical Republican Extremist of the Day: Andrew Clyde

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COMMERCE, GA - MARCH 26: Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) speaks to supporters of former U.S. President Donald Trump at a rally at the Banks County Dragway on March 26, 2022 in Commerce, Georgia. This event is a part of Trump's Save America Tour around the United States. (Photo by Megan Varner/Getty Images)

U.S. House Rep. Andrew Clyde, of Georgia’s 9th Congressional District, a man who unabashedly has chosen to be on Team Sedition.

Welcome to what is the 1120th original profile here at “Fanatical Republican Extremist of the Day”, where we’ll be profiling the sitting U.S. House Representative from Georgia’s 9th Congressional District, Andrew Clyde, a gun store owner who was first elected to office in 2020, sliding into the void left behind by the former honorable gentleman from Hee-Haw, Doug Collins, who made a run that year for U.S. Senate. During his campaign, Clyde was already showing he was thumbing his nose at any measures that might save lives, suing Athens-Clark County in Georgia over a shelter/stay-in-place order during the Covid-19 outbreak.  

In his short time in office, Andrew Clyde has already shown a track record for being on the wrong side of history, voting against having a Juneteenth holiday, voting against the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act, and straight up leading the GOP campaign against naming a federal building after Joseph Hatchett, the first black member of the Florida Supreme Court, claiming his reason was because Hatchett opposed allowing prayer in schools. Y’know, because we are supposed to have a separation of church and state.

What truly is unsettling about Andrew Clyde, though, is that only days into his tenure, Donald Trump and his supporters staged a coup attempt upon the Capitol. During that attack, several terrifying photos were released by the media showing Andrew Clyde near the entrance to the chamber, and of Rep. Clyde screaming his head off while cowering behind Capitol Police in fear, and in interviews in the days that followed, he acknowledged he helped Capitol Police barricade the doors of the chamber shut.

Fast forward a few months, and Clyde was trying to gaslight the nation into believing we all never saw that and there aren’t photos, claiming that the coup attempt carried out by Trump supporters was just a “normal tourist visit.

Y’know, the ones where people smash through windows, try to lynch the Vice President and Speaker of the House, murder a few cops, and smear their own s*** on the walls.

In the weeks that followed, Andrew Clyde twice voted against awarding medals to members of the Capitol Police who saved lives that day against overwhelming odds, and refused to shake hands with members of the Capitol Police who asked him about his selective memory regarding the events of January 6th.

Make no mistake, this douche-canoe is on Team Sedition.

So, to review, Andrew Clyde has voted against any and all legislation that runs counter to white supremacy, and has repeatedly gone out of his way to show with his words and actions, that he supports Donald Trump’s coup attempt and attack on American democracy on January 6th. Georgia’s 9th District has a +30 lean in the Cook Partisan Voting Index, so now that he’s advanced out of the primary, it seems like Democratic challenger Michael Ford is going to have a hell of a hill to climb to beat him. It’s looking like the 14th Amendment being invoked will be the only way Clyde isn’t in office in 2023.      

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