Brunswick Beacon, 10.06.22
If you google “Ted Budd Todd Starnes Show 8/20/21” you can hear Budd dismiss the Jan. 6 insurrection. At 1:08:15 Budd says, “It was nothing. It was just patriots standing up.” “Nothing,” Ted?
The attack lasted 7 hours and involved some 10,000 people. At least 2,000 made it inside the Capitol building. It took 4 hours to expel the insurrectionists and secure the building. Over 900 people have been charged in what is now the largest criminal investigation in American history. “Nothing,” Ted?
Five people died during or shortly after the attack, including 4 protestors and one police officer. Two more police officers committed suicide after enduring hours of hand-to-hand combat. “Nothing,” Ted?
At least 140 police officers were injured. Rioters came armed with stun guns, bear spray, baseball bats and flagpoles wielded as clubs. “Nothing,” Ted?
Officer Michael Fanone was dragged into the crowd, tased and beaten. He suffered a heart attack as rioters screamed “kill him with his own gun.”
Last week, one of his attackers received an 86-month sentence. In a rebuke that could have been directed at Budd, the judge said: “It is not patriotism, it is not standing up for America to stand up for one man, who knows full well that he lost, instead of the Constitution he was trying to subvert.”
Budd encouraged the insurrection by pledging to block Biden’s election certification. He rewarded the insurrection by voting against certification as insurrectionists demanded. He covered up the insurrection by voting against the Jan. 6 Commission’s investigation and voting against enforcing its subpoenas.
On. Nov. 8 vote for Cheri Beasley, former Chief Justice of North Carolina’s Supreme Court. She will defend the Rule of Law and stand up for America.
You can defend the Rule of Law by rejecting Budd’s insurrection coverup. You can show Budd what happens when real patriots stand up for America.
And that’s not “nothing,” Ted.