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Sen. Ted Budd (R-N.C.) is the congressional version of a crypto bro.
Budd is a hard-right Republican born with a silver spoon in his mouth. His family business, where young Budd became an executive fresh out of Wake Forest University, is worth an estimated $100 million. Budd himself is also a millionaire. It’s no wonder he seems like he was born in a suit.
The freshman senator’s online persona oozes with extremism.
Budd’s also proud to support what he calls our “god-given right” to shoot stuff.
He and his colleagues in the “Blockchain Eight” even urged the Securities Exchange Commission to stop investigating crypto firms including FTX, whose co-CEO funneled half a million dollars into Budd’s campaign.
In spite of being evacuated during the violent attack on Congress, ol’ Budd remained defiant after the Capitol riot. The very next day he tweeted that he wasn’t going to let a pesky attempt to overthrow democracy stop him from lying about election fraud.
Budd has accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
Budd doesn’t seem much for deleting posts, but that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t.
Case in point: His Jan. 7, 2021 tweet vowing not to let the Capitol riot stop him from debating the supposed election “irregularities” that inspired the “violent mob” in the first place.
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