Georgia Representative Andrew Clyde (R-GA-09) is championing two budget amendments this week, with both aimed at preventing congressional funding for the Department of Justice, or any state or local government, from being used to prosecute a declared candidate for president, particularly former President Donald Trump. Clyde, who is reportedly willing to allow a government shutdown to force spending cuts from Democrats, is expected to submit the amendments as part of the annual budget process.
Mike Davis, the founder and president of the Article III Project, celebrated Clyde’s decision in a post on X, formerly Twitter. According to Davis, the amendments will “end the Democrats’ unprecedented law-fare and election interference” by forcing prosecutors to “pause these prosecutions until after the 2024 election.”
In a statement to The Georgia Star News, Davis added that “Democrats must pause these prosecutions until the American people have made their choice in the 2024 election,” and urged House Republicans to reign in the prosecutors.
“Republicans must be willing to pull any levers within their power to make this happen, even shutting down the government. If you hold the power of the purse but never use it, what’s the point of holding the House?” Davis told The Star News, “[t]he American people—not Democrat prosecutors, judges, and juries in crime-ridden Democrat-run hellholes like New York City, D.C., and Atlanta—get to decide the presidential election.”
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