Tonight, the House select committee will begin the first public hearing investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Congressman Ted Budd has consistently embraced conspiracy theories and lies about the 2020 election.
Here’s what you need to know about Ted Budd’s role perpetuating lies about the 2020 election and the Capitol insurrection:
- Budd voted to overturn the 2020 elections and has sided with Trump time and again when it comes to peddling election lies and questioning the legitimacy of our elections.
- Budd voted against impeaching Trump for inciting a violent insurrection last year, he even said of the Capitol insurrection: “It was nothing. It was just patriots standing up.”
- Budd supported the Texas lawsuit, Republicans’ “last-gasp bid” that sought to invalidate the 2020 election results, and claimed that voters “do not have faith” in the November election results.