North Carolina is 1 of 40 states who have access to rural Broadband Funding programs. Rep. Ted Budd has done nothing, and my Republican opponent(s) are pushing an America First nationalist agenda.
Read below what we can do now. /1 #NCPOL
The #CARESACT passed in 2020 allocated $150B to state and local Gov't's that included broadband initiatives.
The American Rescue Plan Act voted into law earlier this year provides $350B that states and local Gov't can use for broadband projects. /2
The Broadband Infrastructure Program voted into law this year, has a budget of $288 million that will only go to state and service providers to expand broadband. /3
What in the heck is wrong with retired U.S. Military leaders promoting the Big Lie?
This is bizarre and disturbing.
Here is a complete list of 140, former Flag Officers who once served to defend our nation promoting the big lie. Shame on these officers. @votevets#ncpol
RADM Ernest B. Acklin, USCG, ret.
MG Joseph T. Anderson, USMC, ret.
RADM Philip Anselmo, USN, ret.
MG Joseph Arbuckle, USA, ret.
BG John Arick, USMC, ret.
RADM Jon W. Bayless, Jr. USN, ret.
RDML James Best, USN, ret.
BG Charles Bishop, USAF, ret.
BG William A. Bloomer, USMC, ret.
BG Donald Bolduc, USA, ret.
LTG William G. Boykin, USA, ret.
MG Edward R. Bracken, USAF, ret.
MG Patrick H. Brady, MOH, USA, ret.
VADM Edward S. Briggs, USN, ret.
LTG Richard “Tex’ Brown III USAF, ret.
BG Frank Bruno, USAF, ret.
I've been in IT since 1995. I provide Enterprise management and cyber-security services. The last 24 hours have seen 1000 of ransomware attacks. We need to upgrade our key infrastructure and educate our nation on how to recognize these cyber threats. /1 #ncpol
Just a few days again, several of my clients forwarded email phishing attempt examples. The examples from password resets for bank accounts to Microsoft email password expiration. Please pay attention, don't click on links or attachments you weren't expecting. /2 #ncpol
You can install all the software and firewalls you think will keep you safe. But if you don't pay attention to the attempts, you're not safe. You are the last line of defense in protecting your computer, oil pipelines, gas lines, electrical grids …/3 #ncpol
If you would have taken time to read the #JusticeInPolicingAct instead of giving your white nationalist speech at @CPAC 2021. You would know this bill does not make it harder for cops to do their job. It does not de-fund. It is not anti-police. /1 #ncpol
It is the accountability, transparency we need to better empower our Police to promote public safety, and uphold the rule of law so that our free society can flourish and protect all our liberties. /2 #ncpol
It empowers our communities to monitor police misconduct and allow for better civilian review. It will improve and require video monitoring technology and it will improve the accreditation standards for police training. /3 #ncpol
There is nothing frivolous requiring employers to protect employees and their customers from #covid19. It's good business. All you've done since Nov 3rd is push a right-wing agenda that continues to divide our communities. Voters in District 13 want help. #ncpol /2
You & Mitch McConnell tried this in 2020 and here you trying again. It's clear your agenda is to protect your corporate donor's, and not everyday Americans who are struggling and dying during this pandemic. #ncpol /3
#BlackHistoryMonth In the Navy, I was fortunate to serve at Commander Cruiser Destroyer Group 2(CCDG2). I reported to duty in 1981 as Radioman Seaman Apprentice(RMSA), and served through 1985 in the communications division achieving the rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class(RM2/SW) /1
This was my first duty assignment. But my first is not important as the first African-American who served as CCDG2's Commanding Officer prior to my arrival, Rear Admiral Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. He was a trailblazer. He was commissioned an Ensign on November 14, 1944. /2
He enlisted and then became one of the first commissioned African-American officers in the US Navy. He was denied housing and even jailed for impersonating an officer. He withstood a cavalcade of abuse and racism and still managed to rise through the ranks of the Navy. /3
#ComeOnTed - That didn’t take long. Once again, you prove you're a paid mouth piece for campaign donors, in this case, Big Oil. At 9:41am you said you look forward to working with President Biden. Not even 6 hours later you're already attacking his plan to #BuildBackBetter /1
So, let's break down this 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻 Tweet. Real Clear Politics is a very right leaning, ProTrump supporting, and was caught by the @thedailybeast in 2019 using @Facebook to push far-right memes and Islamophobic smears. Is this why Ted Budd likes their propaganda? /2
The author, Daniel Turner has no background in energy and publishes propaganda articles in support of fossil fuel. This propaganda article is designed to make you believe China and Russia benefit. Actually, planet earth benefits. The article claims 10,000 jobs will be lost. /3
/1 This is a chronicle of @RepTedBudd's twitter feed since the election. He tweeted more than 25 times about the lack of election integrity and continued to push a LIE of voter fraud in support of Trump's narrative the election was stolen. It's a long thread.
/2 However, Budd never once said anything about the exhaustive court cases that never found any fraud. Budd sent a letter to AG Barr to investigate. Barr saw no need to do so and saw no evidence of widespread fraud. Yet, Budd refused to even mention this fact.
/4 Why would you ask someone to look into something but refuse to acknowledge that they told you there's nothing to see? Because your agenda is to sow doubt in a free and fair election. The effects exploded on Jan 6th when the insurrectionists tried to stop the Electoral count.
.@MrBeastYT My son Jeffrey is a big fan of yours. He just showed me your BeastBurger video. During my run for Congress, I started my "Instant Impact Program" to provide meals in NC. I'm coming up short of our 100,000 meals goal. We need $2,300. /1
$10 bucks can provide up to 70 meals. I started my program when Congress and my former opponent would not act. 1-4 children are going hungry right now in #NC during this pandemic. I partnered with @nwncfoodbank and we've provided 83,500 meals. This is an ongoing program and /2
I would appreciate if you could help us hit our goal, and amply our Instant Impact Program to provide food relief to so many people right here in NC. This donate link goes directly to 2nd Harvest Food Bank of North Western NC. @nwncfoodbank /3 secure.qgiv.com/event/crvfd/te…
How many more people have been infected and killed by those who listen to monsters like @RepTedBudd and @realDonaldTrump? It didn't have to be this way. But when men desire power above all else, we don't matter. They have blood on their hands. My families blood.
My Father-in-Law, my wife's Daddy, a man I loved like a father is taking his final breaths today because of #covid19. It didn't have to be this way. My Dad is a number in so many numbers that connect to so many families today. I can't describe the pain I feel. So many feel.
He loved his daughters and family deeply. He served his country in the U.S. Army. A #Veteran like me. My real father wasn't in my life and W.C. filled that void for me. He gave me so much. He gave all of us so much. Nothing will replace this. It didn't have to be this way.
Today is Wednesday and this morning I awoke from a dream that I was back home in Spencer, NC. My late Grandmother, Clelia Eakins Myers would wake me at 6 am to get ready for school at North Rowan High. Wednesdays before Thanksgiving would be a /1
half-day at school. Because in uptown Spencer the Thanksgiving parade would be marching down main street at 1pm. Cars would park on the side of the road days in advance to secure their viewing spot; like people waiting in line for that next iPhone. /2
You would see so many line the streets before the parade would start. In those days, there was always a crisp chill in the air. You could smell the aroma of popcorn popping and to break that chill, there was always some Hot-Chocolate freshly brewed. One of my favorites. /3
Voter suppression by the GOP. In 2018, the American Indian was denied the right to Vote because of how & where they live on their reservations. I believe their reservations should unite to be the 51st or 52nd state of the U.S. /1
This will give them 2 Senators & Representatives in Congress. There are 573 Federally Recognized Indian Nations in the U.S. And, 326 Indian reservations scattered throughout the U.S. They form a state, petition for admittance into the Union. /2
Even though states would claim "no new state shall be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of any other state." Taxes are not collected by those states on these reservations. This is the loophole. They propose statehood, vote on a State Constitution & collect taxes. /3
2 - I will work to engage citizens to hold our Government accountable to the people. I'm not running to be a politician. I am elected to be a Public Servant. I work for the district not for the #donorclass. Our #workingclass families need representation in D.C.
Have you noticed? All of a sudden my Republican Opponent is crowing about his accomplishments in DC. Well, I plan to hold his feet to the fire for VOTING NO on things that would actually help our District & Citizens. Please help amplify.
Let's start with his absence. /1
Since Hudson has been in office - he has missed
242 roll calls or 5.5%. Members of Congress on avg miss 2.2% of their roll calls.
In the last 6 months his absence has increased.
Jul-Sep he missed 11.2% of missed votes
Oct-Dec he missed 13.4% of missed votes
Where is Hudson?
National Key Votes
Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019
Farm Workers Modernization Act of 2019
Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019
"I'm going to be paying attention to what we're doing in the Senate."
Does that mean you are finally going to pass all those Bills from the U.S. House sitting in your inbox?
Since he's not watching the #ImpeachmentHearings. How about passing H.R.1. For The People Act, This would expand voting rights, limit partisan gerrymandering, strengthen ethics rules & limit money in our politics. Wonder why this one isn't important to Republicans. /1
Or here's a good one:
H.R.582 - Raise the Wage Act. I mean the explanation is in the title. It would lift so many people up in my District 8 and your state of Kentucky. It would raise minimum wages to $15 over 7 years. My Republican opponent @RepRichHudson Voted NO. /2
Turkey is bombing Northern Syria.
U.S. Troops have not completely withdrawn.
Turkey has no idea where U.S. Troops are or will be.
In essence Trump has given Turkey permission to invade and a pass if our Troops are harmed or killed by friendly fire. #KurdsBetrayed #Kurds
This is exactly what Putin wants. Kurds gone. Nothing stands in the way of Russian naval sub base. This will stop the Qatar Natural Gas Pipeline and now Europe is 100% dependent on Russia for Natural Gas.
When Trump Tweets, he is using weapons grade "psych ops" on America through social media. His posts are meant to influence behavior. Example: his supporters. Look at his recent campaign targeting the Gang of 4 and recent campaign to../1
target @RepCummings using tweets attacking his district & communities. In both campaigns we stopped talking about his relationship with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein & we stopped talking about the #MuellerReport. We stopped talking about children in cages & #AsylumSeekers.../2
In both campaigns his supporters defended his attacks that the gang of 4 should go back to their countries. You heard the chants in Greenville, NC. Send her back. His supporters defended the attacks on Baltimore by agreeing it is rat infested. I saw Sen. Rick Scott of Fla..../3
Yesterday I posted how Russians were buying Voting Machines VS Hacking. Today we learn they targeted all 50 states. It's time we use Paper Ballots. They are unhackable. #MoscowMitch needs to secure our systems.
Russia Targeted All 50 States, Report Finds nyti.ms/2y91NdI
We are at war. #MoscowMitch won't even allow the Senate to vote on Election Security. It's time for the Democrats to finally face facts. We are at War. We are playing against cheaters, liars, power hungry & paid off politicians in the Republican party. Russian owns Republicans.
The Mueller Report has warned us of how the Russians are subverting our Nation.
The Senate report has highlighted the Russians attempt to infiltrate our nations system to the point that its chilling.