The Daily Beast reports:
The man responsible for handing out pins in the shape of assault weapons that have been adopted by right-wing Republicans in Congress has revealed himself—as clashes between the political parties grow over the controversial accessory. Earlier this week, the pins appeared on the lapels of Rep. George Santos and Rep. Anna Paulina Luna in committee meetings and on the House floor.
“I’m Congressman Andrew Clyde for Georgia’s 9th District,” Rep. Clyde says in a video posted to Twitter on Thursday night claiming credit for the stunt. “I hear that this little pin I’ve been giving out on the House floor has been triggering some of my Democrat colleagues. If I missed you on the House floor, please stop by my office in Cannon, I have plenty more to give out.”
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Clyde, who famously called the Capitol riot an “ordinary tourist visit,” owns one of Georgia’s largest gun stores.
Apparently I’ve been triggering some of my Democrat colleagues… pic.twitter.com/3qJB1bRuBP
— Rep. Andrew Clyde (@Rep_Clyde) February 2, 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