Roll Call reports:
The House Appropriations Committee could consider amendments to the fiscal 2024 Commerce-Justice-Science bill next month stripping federal funding from prosecutors who are pursuing charges against former President Donald Trump. Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., a member of the House Freedom Caucus who also sits on the Appropriations Committee, announced Monday that he is working on two amendments to offer when the panel takes up the bill in early September.
The Commerce-Justice-Science and Labor-HHS-Education measures are the last two appropriations bills for next year that the full committee has not yet considered; no official schedule for September has been released. Clyde said he plans to introduce an amendment to prevent taxpayer dollars from being used to prosecute any major presidential candidate prior to the upcoming presidential election, and a second that would prohibit funding for state prosecutions.
Read the full article. Clyde, you will recall, has claimed that Capitol rioters were mere “tourists.”
Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., said he is working on amendments that would prevent taxpayer dollars from being used to prosecute any major presidential candidate prior to the election. https://t.co/GUdTubKXVf
— Roll Call (@rollcall) August 29, 2023
Here’s a photo of GOP lawmaker Andrew Clyde helping to barricade the door in the Capitol on Jan 6 to keep it from being overrun … by tourists. pic.twitter.com/6kE3IFeOW0
— Duty To Warn 🔉 (@duty2warn) May 17, 2021
Last week, some Republican members of Congress wore these AR-15 lapel pins handed out by Congressman Andrew Clyde, who has a $25 million stake in a company that makes assault rifles.
Gun violence is the leading cause of death among children and teens in America. pic.twitter.com/Uso4vtXMrj
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) February 14, 2023