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Opinion: Clyde a political coward on Capitol incident
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Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Because he served his country in uniform, I assume Andrew Clyde is not a physical coward. Unfortunately, Clyde’s statements about the treasonous Jan. 6 terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol prove that he is an abject political coward. 

Even after the testimony from the police officers in the Jan. 6 commission hearing who protected Clyde from the terrorists that day, Clyde was unable to admit that the attack was not the “normal tourist experience” Clyde has called it as he tried desperately to deflect blame from his master, Donald Trump. 

It was absolutely telling that the officers who testified all stated that they had sworn an oath to protect the members of Congress and every other innocent person in the building, regardless of political beliefs. 

Doubtless Clyde has at various times mouthed the words “Back the Blue” when he thought it would score him political points, but his craven unwillingness to defend the Capitol police who defended him during the terrorist attack makes any future claims to support law and order on his part a hypocritical lie. 

Clyde once swore an oath to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution as well. It would be good for him to remember that oath. An honorable person would apologize, but notably Clyde refuses to even admit he was wrong.

Bryan Sorohan