NC senator-elect looks to ‘put the brakes on’ Biden’s agenda hurting 'purses and pocketbooks'
NC Senator-elect Ted Budd looking to ‘put the brakes on’ Biden’s agenda
Senator-elect Ted Budd, R-N.C., discusses his political priorities after winning North Carolina’s open Senate seat in an exclusive interview on ‘Mornings with Maria.’
After President Joe Biden suggested at the White House Wednesday that he’s open to finding common ground with Republican lawmakers, North Carolina’s new senator-elect is ready to push forward his political priorities.
"He said he wanted to be a unifier in January 2021, and he's not proven to do that so far," Republican Ted Budd told FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo. "But if he wants to reach across the aisle and do what's good for our country rather than keep dividing us, then I'm all in."
In an exclusive interview on "Mornings with Maria" Thursday, Senator-elect Budd expressed the importance of finding policy that unites Americans and tackles top issues like crime, energy, inflation and education. His victory is a key win for Republicans who hoped to keep this seat in GOP control as they fight to regain a Senate majority.
Budd, who’s served three terms in the House and resided on the Financial Services Committee, explained how he wants to help market supply meet demand and bring inflation down.
"We need to roll back regulations. We need to make it easier on small businesses. We need to be pro-energy, which is the underlying cause for almost all of this. And we need to be pro-work," Budd said. "We've got to have more options on the supply side, which makes it easier for folks, whether it's this Christmas or whether it's at the grocery store."
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The senator-elect further argued that the Biden administration’s fiscal stimulus – the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill and the $3.5 trillion spending plan – is the root cause of decades-high inflation. Budd also claimed he’d work with the GOP to rescind that spending.