GOP Rep Launches Senate Bid By Posing With Assault Weapon And “Liberal Agenda Crusher” Monster Truck

Politico reports:

Rep. Ted Budd entered the already crowded North Carolina Senate race on Wednesday, in what is likely to be one of the top battleground races in the country next year. Budd, who was first elected to the House in 2016, had been widely expected to launch a bid to replace retiring GOP Sen. Richard Burr.

A video announcing his campaign features a monster truck referred to as the “liberal agenda crusher,” and Budd jokingly saying he doesn’t need the monster truck, a marching band or a dog in sunglasses to amplify his campaign announcement.

Read the full article. Budd, who owns a gun shop, was among the 126 GOP House reps who signed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case seeking to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Budd is a member of the far-right House Freedom Caucus and was among the Republicans who cited the COVID pandemic to use proxy votes when in fact he was attending CPAC.