Source: News & Observer
In the past several weeks, the House January 6 select committee has laid bare the lengths to which Trump and his MAGA enablers would go to keep their grip on power and the vicious violence unleashed by his supporters onto the U.S. Capitol.
With a majority of voters supporting the House investigation on the Jan. 6 attack and the false claims spread by the MAGA faction leading up to the attack, Republicans like North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate and U.S. Rep. Ted Budd are attempting to separate themselves from their own involvement in overturning the will of the people.
Throughout his Senate campaign, Ted Budd has routinely avoided talking about his vote to overturn the 2020 election and the election lies he helped spread – particularly downplaying the attack on our Capitol, stating the attack was, “nothing” and “just patriots standing up.”
Unfortunately for Budd, a majority of Americans are aware of the dangers the MAGA faction imposed on our country and are “very” or “somewhat” concerned that Trump Republicans will promote violence to achieve political goals in future elections.
Budd has notably made himself a certified Trump Republican – voting repeatedly for/against legislation that would benefit Trump or push forth the MAGA faction’s interests, such as voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act, urging the Supreme Court to reject LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections, and praising Russian President Vladimir Putin as “a very intelligent actor.”
Budd also received Trump’s endorsement – attesting his loyalty to Trump over the interests of North Carolinians.