GOP rep says he intentionally sidestepped House metal detectors to get legal standing to sue Pelosi

GOP rep says he intentionally sidestepped House metal detectors to get legal standing to sue Pelosi

Rep. Andrew Clyde shares his ‘Big Idea’ on ending all taxes on guns 00:00 00:0004:43GO LIVE Facebook Twitter Email Embed SpeedNormal Autoplay GOP Rep. Andrew Clyde said he wasn’t trying to sneak a gun into the House chamber when he bypassed new metal detectors installed at the Capitol in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot . Instead, the Second Amendment enthusiast said he was purposely skirting the new security rules to have a chance to sue House Speaker Nancy Pelosi . "I did that so we would have legal standing to take the case to federal court, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do," Clyde, R-Ga., told Fox News. "And I’m all teed up to do that. People have to stand for the Constitution. And if I have to get fined in order to give me a legal standing to do that then I’ll be fined." REP. ANDREW CLYDE’S BIG IDEA: RESTORE SECOND AMENDMENT AND ELIMINATE ALL TAXES ON FIREARMS Clyde, a Georgia gun store owner, refused to go through the new metal detectors outside the House chamber two times in violation of a new House rule put in place after the Jan. 6 insurrection to ensure that no guns and weapons are brought into the chamber. Breaking the rules cost Clyde $15,000 in fines — $5,000 for the first infraction and $10,000 for the second. "That’s OK," Clyde said of a $15,000 setback. "I’m good with the taking a hit for the team. But we’re going […]

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