(FiveNation.com)- Georgia Republican Representative-elect Andrew Clyde arrived at the Capitol recently, ready and eager to fight the IRS and legislation that infringes on Americans’ Second Amendment rights. Clyde also entered congress as perhaps the only person there to already have federal legislation named after him, from a time before he entered politics.
Clyde, a Georgia gun store owner, hit the news back in 2013 when the IRS took almost $1 million from his bank account. Clyde fought back with a civil asset forfeiture lawsuit against the IRS and even successfully pushed Congress to pass new legislation in 2019 that would stop the IRS from directly seizing funds in the same way again.
And now, Clyde is ready to fight back against firearm laws and the IRS.
Speaking to Fox, he described how the ordeal showed him that “one person who is persistent and tenacious and just doesn’t give up can actually make a difference.”
— Roll Call (@rollcall) December 24, 2020
Clyde, who is a Navy combat veteran, didn’t intend to run for Congress but decided to take up the challenge to take his fight directly to the politicians. Running in the 9th District of Georgia, Clyde beat eight other Republicans in the primary.
“It was this battle with the Internal Revenue Service that resonated with the people in the district, and they saw me as a fighter, and I am,” Clyde said. “I’m a fighter. And our campaign was ‘fight and win.’”
In August, Clyde celebrated his primary win, telling voters in Georgia’s 9th District how they “defeated $2.2 MILLION in Washington Super PAC spending” and “elected a conservative fighter.”
To the voters of Georgia 9,
YOU did it. YOU defeated $2.2 MILLION in Washington Super PAC spending. YOU elected a conservative fighter.
— Andrew Clyde for Congress (@Clyde4Congress) August 12, 2020
Clyde’s new fight in Congress is pushing back against firearm legislation that he says has already gone too far, breaking with Republicans and Democrats who intend to expand background checks for firearm purchases. Clyde even once campaigned for the “complete elimination” of the background check system, which was established in 1993 by the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act.
The congressman-elect also reportedly wants to end taxes on guns and ammunition and said that the added cost of a firearm in the form of taxes is a violation of the Second Amendment.
“You can’t tax the right to vote. So how can you tax the right to keep and bear arms? You can’t,” he said. “If you can tax it, you can tax it out of existence. No constitutional right should ever be able to be taxed.”
Isn’t it interesting how Georgia can elect strict conservatives like Clyde on the one hand, but mysteriously elect a Democratic presidential candidate on the most far-left platform in American history at the same time?