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Rouzer Has Abandoned Us and Democracy, Brunswick Beacon

Congressman David Rouzer, 4-time incumbent, lost 21% of this year’s Republican primary vote to an unknown “Constitutional Libertarian." Maybe abandoning democracy by voting to overturn the legitimate results of the 2020 presidential election isn’t as universally popular with Republicans as Rouzer assumes.

Rouzer also assumes his constituents accept his lack of accountability. After his last disastrous Town Hall in 2017, he pledged to hold more, but none have transpired. His loyalty is solely to Trump and the other increasingly authoritarian radicals in his party.

Just how radical and unaccountable is Rouzer? He and fellow Big Lie proponent, Congressman Ted Budd, who now wants to be our U.S. Senator, have taken a series of recent votes to show us.

Rouzer, Budd, and 193 other right-wing extremists voted “Nay” on protecting access to birth control. Birth control! The House passed the Right to Contraception Act without them.

The House also passed the Women’s Health Protection Act to safeguard women’s reproductive rights. The Respect for Marriage Act in support of marriage equality passed too, with the support of 47 Republicans. Rouzer and Budd voted “Nay” on both.

Biden signed into law the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, and the House passed the bipartisan Amber alert-style Active Shooter Alert Act. The House also approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act requiring probes into neo-Nazis in the police and military. “Nay” voted Rouzer and Budd on all three.

Rouzer and Budd also opposed the Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act, the Affordable Insulin Now Act, and the Honoring Our PACT Act (to help veterans exposed to toxins).

Rouzer and Budd have abandoned us — and democracy. Let’s vote for Charles Graham for Congress, and Cheri Beasley for U.S. Senate, instead. They respect the rule of law and actually care about their constituents.

Shelley Allen

Holden Beach


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