GOP lawmaker who downplayed the Capitol riot as 'a normal tourist visit' doubled-down on the remark after police testified about the violence they faced
"He refuses to say whether or not he heard the Capitol officers who risked their lives and have experienced traumatic injuries," Raskin said of Clyde.news.yahoo.com
GOP Rep. Clyde defends comparison of Jan. 6 rioters to "tourists" during fiery exchange
Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.) defended comments made during a House committee hearing in which he compared the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot to a "normal visit." The big picture: In a heated back-and-forth during a Rules Committee meeting on Tuesday, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), who sits on the select committee investigating the attack, pressed Clyde on whether he had watched the officers' testimony earlier in the day.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscnews.yahoo.com
These Republicans Celebrated Capitol Police. Then They Voted Against Them.
Al Drago/Bloomberg via GettyOn Tuesday afternoon, 21 Republican lawmakers went to the House floor and cast a vote against legislation to bestow Congress’ highest honor on the Capitol Police for their service on Jan. 6.It was a curious vote, even for these Republicans, who are among the most loyal pro-Trump—and pro-law enforcement—voices in Congress. But it was made even more curious for 12 of them because of what hangs outside their office doors: signs of support for the Capitol Police.Hundredsnews.yahoo.com
Officer injured in Capitol attack says Republican ran from him ‘like a coward’
Michael Fanone said on Wednesday he was ‘very cordial’ in interaction with Andrew Clyde in Capitol elevator earlier that day Andrew Clyde in Washington. Fanone said when he tried to shake Clyde’s hand ‘he just stared at me. I asked if he was going to shake my hand, and he told me that he didn’t who know I was.’ Photograph: Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/REX/Shutterstock A Republican congressman “ran as quickly as he could, like a coward” when a police officer injured in the attack on Congress onnews.yahoo.com
GOP congressman accused of refusing to shake hand of officer attacked during Capitol riot
Rep. Andrew Clyde refused to shake the hand of a D.C. Metropolitan Police Department officer who defended the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 siege, two of his House colleagues claimed on Wednesday.news.yahoo.com
Ethics panel affirms Rep. Gohmert fine over metal detector
The House Ethics Committee upheld a $5,000 fine against Gohmert on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, after he was accused of failing to submit to a full security screening when entering the chamber's floor last month. A letter by the Ethics committee rejecting an appeal by Gohmert was the first such letter it has issued under the new rules, suggesting he would be the first to pay the fine. When an officer told him he needed to be checked with a wand, he walked onto the floor anyway “to engage in my turn to debate,” Gohmert wrote. In a two-paragraph letter, the Ethics panel wrote, “A majority of the committee did not agree to the appeal,” the standard required to dismiss the fine. The Ethics committee consists of five Democrats and five Republicans, and the letter did not provide details of the vote.
DC's long-simmering statehood push begins in Congress
Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser, testifies at the House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing, on D.C. statehood, Monday, March 22, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. “We dare to believe that D.C. statehood is on the horizon,” said the District's long-serving, nonvoting delegate, Eleanor Holmes Norton, who wrote the bill and said it has overwhelming support in the House. AdBowser spent much of Monday's four-hour hearing by the House oversight committee in a series of sometimes pointed exchanges with Republican committee members. AdBowser at the time quickly pointed out the ironies of Washington residents risking their lives to defend a Congress where they didn’t have a vote. “There's not a single Republican in Congress, in the House or the Senate, that supports this bill.”