From the “You Can’t Make this Stuff Up” department, Georgia GOP Representative Andrew Clyde went on record gaslighting the violent attempt to prevent the final certification of the 2020 election as a “normal tourist visit.”
What he did not bargain on was that photographer Tom Williams captured the shot above showing Clyde in the middle of the scrum barricading the doors to the house chamber with furniture to prevent the “tourists” from entering.
And yes, Clyde is the guy with no face mask.
Here is Tom Williams’ posting of his photo in response to Clyde’s effort to downplay the violence of that day.
The Rep. Clyde news reminded me of this:
UNITED STATES – JANUARY 6: Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., second from top left, helps barricade the House chamber door as rioters disrupt the joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College vote on January 6, 2021. pic.twitter.com/ewizgiuwLn
— Tom Williams (@pennstatetom) May 15, 2021
Here is another tweet with a few other images of the “tourists” from that day, just to lend a bit more perspective.
Some repugs want the Capitol riot to be swept under the rug, like it meant nothing. There is no way in h*ll we are ever going to forget the trauma of that day. One of them actually said "…you would think it was a normal tourist visit." WTF kind of tourists has he been around?🤬 pic.twitter.com/NfeHj8yaZi
— Donna 🌻 (@dddonnnaaa) May 16, 2021
It is way past the time for Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to be invoked. Downplaying this event is tantamount to endorsing it. And frankly, that is treasonous.