MAGA Hot Mic: North Carolina GOP Senate Nominee Ted Budd

Today’s MAGA Hot Mic honor falls on none other than current North Carolina Congressman and GOP Senate Nominee Ted Budd.

Ted Budd is a cosponsor of Republicans’ latest extreme national abortion ban — which would strip away reproductive freedom in all 50 states.

Fox 8: “National abortion ban co-sponsored by North Carolina Rep. Ted Budd”

The News & Observer: “U.S. Rep. Ted Budd expressed his support this week for [Senator Lindsey Graham’s] new proposal to ban abortion nationwide… The proposal would impose a national ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy”

Ted Budd has a long track record as an anti-choice extremist: He has cosponsored multiple abortion bans at the federal level — including legislation that would outlaw abortion with no exceptions for rape or incest, and that could criminalize health care providers nationwide. 

CBS17 Raleigh: “Budd was one of 29 cosponsors of H.R. 877, the Sanctity of Human Life Act, which would establish that life begins at fertilization or cloning, and that at that time ‘every human being shall have all the legal and constitutional attributes and privileges of personhood.’ He joined 165 other cosponsors of H.R. 1011, the Life at Conception Act, which would declare the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution as being ‘vested in each human being.’ … Instead, what Fields says those bills could do is ‘create a pathway” to prosecute a doctor who performs an abortion because of the way it defines when human life begins.’”

WRAL: “The bill doesn’t mention exceptions for rape and incest, as media outlets have noted. The bill also says physicians who perform abortions outside of the bill’s limitations would be fined or ‘imprisoned not more than five years, or both.’ … The Heartbeat Protection Act of 2021 was introduced by U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., and cosponsored by more than 120 other Republicans. Budd is listed as one of the bill’s 40 original sponsors”

If elected to the U.S. Senate, Ted Budd will do exactly what he did as a member of the House: push for extreme national abortion bans. The American people simply cannot afford Budd’s extreme agenda.