Republican Andrew Clyde wasn’t attempting to get a gun onto the chamber floor when he bypassed the newly-installed metal detectors after the January 6th invasion of the Capitol. Instead, he did it -twice- to have legal grounds 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 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.”
He was fined a total of $15,000. The amount includes $5,000 for the first offense and $10,000 for the second.
“That’s OK,” Clyde said of the $15,000 in fines. “I’m good with the taking a hit for the team. But we’re going to win on this and we’re going to have House Resolution 73 declared unconstitutional because it is unconstitutional.”
Its a big gesture in the world of 2nd Amendment supporters, and we need people like Clyde who fight for rights from within. What changes, if anything, is still to be determined. We cannot, however, progress forward without fighting restrictions and legislation.