Here's Republican representative Andrew Clyde absolutely terrified on January 6th and being defended by people whose hands he now won't shake
Republican Andrew Clyde, who voted against awarding police officers the Congressional Gold Medal for their bravery in protecting the U.S. Capitol against pro-Trump rioters, refused to shake hands with D.C. police officer Michael Fanone. https://t.co/kCnuXCIVNF
"That's what happens when you put somebody that has lied to his constituents ... in front of a hero," @RepKinzinger
says about the exchange between GOP Rep. Andrew Clyde and DC Metropolitan Police officer Michael Fanone, who defended the Capitol on Jan. 6
GOP Rep Andrew Clyde's refusal to shake Officer Michael Fanone's hand captures a larger truth: In aligning themselves with Trump's efforts to subvert the election, Republicans sided with lawlessness -- against democracy and the rule of law. My latest:
Cop Beaten In Capitol Riot Slams ‘Coward’ GOP Lawmaker Who Refused His Handshake
Officer Michael Fanone said Rep. Andrew Clyde ignored him and ran away “like a coward.” https://t.co/wWVxhUuZgB
The GQP has
👉Osama bin Laden's niece
👉14 House Republicans against Juneteenth
👉Madison Cawthorn praises the Việt Cộng
👉Florida Republican threatens to send hit squad
👉Andrew Clyde & 21 Republicans that won't honor the blue: #21Cowards that should be banned from politics
Rep. Andrew Clyde refused to shake the hand of Officer Michael Fanone, who was beaten unconscious and suffered a heart attack as a result of fighting during the Capitol riot, while the two rode an elevator together https://t.co/MOiFTvk7tR
This is Rep. Andrew Clyde hiding behind law enforcement and using them as a shield just like he uses them for political donations & endorsements, while blatantly disrespecting them because blue lives never mattered unless it lines his pockets, or perhaps gets him a vote.
What a disgusting show of disrespect for someone who literally put his life on the line for Andrew Clyde.
And he and his buddies will be back to using law enforcement as props tomorrow.
D.C. officer Michael Fanone to CNN on Andrew Clyde: "I simply greeted him ... He just stared at me, turned away, pulled out his cell phone. Looked like he was trying to record the interaction, which ended then. We didn't speak. And as soon as the elevator bay doors open, he ran."
GOP Rep. Andrew Clyde was all about Back the Blue last month & “the risks brave officers” face—But he won’t shake hands w/ Officer Michael Fanone & he’ll vote to deny Capitol Police officers medals. The risks they took to protect him are inconvenient to his lies about Jan 6.
I stand with DC Officer Michael Fanone, not with GOP and traitor Rep. Andrew Clyde.
Here's the thing:
Many Republicans *want* GOP voters to keep believing they shouldn't have confidence in our elections.
This fake-justifies voter suppression and keeps GOP voters angry.
*They* fed the pathologies that helped incite the insurrection:
"A large swath of Republicans, in aligning themselves with Trump’s efforts to overturn the election, also aligned themselves with lawlessness and civic breakdown, against democratic stability and the rule of law." https://t.co/Zt5W7CBjgM
Coward Congressman Andrew Clyde refused to shake hands with Officer Fanone who protected him against Trump’s terrorists
McCarthy and Republicans refused to meet with the mother of Officer Sicknick who died protecting the Capitol
Welcome to Y’all Qaeda, ladies and gents
Who are your LEAST favorite House Republicans?
Marjorie Taylor Greene
Probably others as well but these are the absolute worst of the House GOP in my book. All should be Steve King’d
KNOW THEIR NAMES
Andy Biggs AZ
Mo Brooks AL
Andrew Clyde GA
Scott DesJarlais TN
Paul Gosar AZ
Ronny Jackson TX
Doug LaMalfa CA
Thomas Massie KY
Tom McClintock CA
Ralph Norman SC
Mike Rogers AL
Matt Rosendale MT
Chip Roy TX
Tom Tiffany WI https://t.co/gJpnW4GKxi
GOP Rep. Andrew Clyde refused to shake the hand of a Capitol Police officer wounded in the Jan 6 attack. Clyde has been lying about the insurrection, comparing Trump-supporting insurgents to "tourists." https://t.co/rm9atwbYqw
Racists who refuse to honor June 19th👇 Andy Biggs
Tom Tiffany https://t.co/9z4cwu2o0v
List of people Andrew Clyde hates:
1. LGBT Families who want to adopt
2. Georgia voters and their rights
3. Police who protected him and Congress on January 6.
Andrew Clyde doesn't deserve the title he has... how dare he treat Officer Fanone so disrespectfully https://t.co/iZawGOVdvh
Michael Fanone: Officer injured in Capitol riot blasts GOP Rep. Andrew Clyde's behavior as 'disgusting' after tense exchange https://t.co/aUuxQ1JDvb
Andrew Clyde screaming like a little girl while hiding behind a Capitol police officer. Same person who claims there was no insurrection https://t.co/Wpg6ezYGR5
Disgusting. Andrew Clyde is a nothing but a punk. Disrespecting a man that put his life on the line for him. @GOP
is the party of punks and the embarrassment of America!
Rep. Andrew Clyde ran away from a Capitol Police officer rather than shake his hand.
here is #ClydeTheCoward 's phone #....
Rep Andrew Clyde is an absolute embarrassment and a coward. He ran away like a typical Republican wimp from a Capital Policeman who defended Congress from right wing #Trump and #QAnonCult extremists.
Andrew Clyde threw a wounded veteran out of his gun shop because he said that the veterans service dog was distracting his security guard dog. He is worthless in my opinion.