July 13, 2022/Media, Press

Budd Is All Talk, No Action On Issues Impacting North Carolina’s Military Community

In a radio interview yesterday, Ted Budd attempted to change his tune on supporting veterans despite his long record of voting against veterans’ interests. When it mattered most, Budd voted against bipartisan legislation that would bring much-needed health care to veterans suffering from toxic burn pit exposure overseas and at home. 

This includes North Carolinians living in Camp Lejeune who suffered illness due to contamination in the water supply, an important fight for Marine Corps veteran Jerry Ensminger who has been working for decades to help families like his who have lost loved ones from toxic chemicals at Camp Lejeune.

North Carolina’s veterans in Greensboro and Charlotte have called Budd out on his double-dealing, saying that his actions are a “slap in the face” and he is “not the type of leader” needed in the U.S. Senate.

“It’s time North Carolina veterans and military families have an advocate in the U.S. Senate who does more than just talk. Congressman Budd has proven he can’t be trusted to deliver for even our state’s most vulnerable veterans,” said NCDP spokesperson Kate Frauenfelder.