DC Vote Responds To Fringe Congressman Andrew Clyde’s Proposal Of Authoritarian Rule On Washington, DC

July 22nd, 2022

Patrice Snow
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Washington, DC – This morning, Axios reported Georgia Representative Andrew Clyde is positioning himself as Washington, DC’s top foe if his party were to win back power during the November midterm elections. Among Congressman Clyde’s crazy proposals, he wants to rescind the DC Home Rule Act, ban abortion without exceptions, implement permitless carry, and eliminate the mayor’s office. 

In response to Clyde’s unhinged proposals, DC Vote’s communications director Patrice Snow released the following statement:  

“Unlike Georgia Representative Andrew Clyde, who called the January 6th attack on the Capitol a ‘normal tourist visit,’ we here in Washington, DC know what actual tourism looks like and that includes taking care and meeting the needs of the District so visitors can enjoy everything DC has to offer. We have a mayor and a council that, despite meddling from Congress, has balanced budgets for more than two decades and carries a AAA bond rating. Additionally, the women and men who serve in DC’s Metropolitan Police Department answered the call during the January 6th insurrection to keep Members of Congress safe during the attack, including Congressman Clyde himself,” Snow said.

Snow continued, “Perhaps Congressman Andrew Clyde should shelve his anti-democracy plans for Washington, DC and concern himself more with Georgia’s 9th congressional district. Residents of Gainesville, Georgia and Dawsonville, Georgia deserve a representative who advocates for their needs and hopes and dreams in Congress rather than working on authoritarian and biased plans to take over the District of Columbia. And when the voters of Georgia’s 9th finally decide Rep. Clyde’s unhealthy fixation on the District of Columbia and our governance does nothing to help put food on their table or gas in the car and reject his leadership, he can always join former Rep. Jason Chaffetz as a Fox News contributor.”