Russell Fry: Campaign Energy has Been “Incredible” Since Trump Endorsement

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    Fry spoke to Breitbart News Saturday host, Matthew Boyle, about his campaign to get rid of Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC), who was one of 10 House Republicans who voted in favor of Trump’s second impeachment.

    “The energy's incredible, you know. Prior to the Trump endorsement, we were tracking well, we were very firmly in a one versus one kind of race,” Fry stated. “There's several people in the race, but the endorsement has been, like lights out. I mean, it's just been incredible. The energy is real.”

    Fry said that the people he is influencing in the seventh congressional district of South Carolina need a fervent leader in the office, not one who's silent on issues, like Rep. Rice.

    “I think the frustration, not only here in the seventh district but really across the country, is people want their leaders to be in the arena in the fight all the time, on sometimes you know, uncomfortable issues,” Fry declared.

    “But they expect that and so you know, gone are the days where I think you can go to Washington or wherever, vote the right way, issue a press release and go home,” Fry continued. “People expect more, and if you're in it for the mission, you're in it for the conservative movement. You're not ashamed or afraid to go talk about these things because our people expect it.”

    In terms of policy, Fry spoke about the need to cut down on the massive spending of the government and to ensure that the federal budget is balanced in order to curb inflation. “I think the easiest thing is you got to stop spending. I mean, you cannot spend your way out of a problem,” Fry said.

    “We have to have a balanced budget, you can't spend more than you take in. And so every year when we pass a budget, we have to do that. We have to make sure the numbers add up, that we're not spending more than we're taking in and it works,” Fry stated.

    He also spoke about the necessity of increasing the production of domestic oil to reduce prices for gas and help regain America's position on the international scene. “And here's the thing, not only do you feel it at the pump, because your gas prices are going down, but it actually strengthens our ability on the world stage,” said the candidate.

    “I just don't understand it, quite frankly, that we're going around and we're begging people to produce more oil when we've got the ability right now to do so. Open up the Keystone XL Pipeline, boost domestic production,” Fry stated.

    Fry added that Biden's weak spot in the international arena “continues to trickle down to affect real Americans.”

    The conversation then moved to the southern border and Fry demanded that the local and state government officials do more to aid people recovering from the opioid crisis. “But until we stop the flow of illegal immigration and drugs into this country, you're going to continue to see heartbreaking story after story,” Fry said.

    Trump has lashed out at Joe Biden for not yet going to the border.

    “I mean, it is remarkable to me that we have a president who has not visited the border, who is paying lip service to the rule of law, but they're not actually doing anything,” the former president stated.

    “You have to be serious about border security. If we don't have it, we're not a country. And of course all the other things that come along with it. The drugs, the human trafficking, these are all hitting our local, local communities,” said Fry. “They're hitting our states all across the country. And that is exactly why you're saying record fentanyl overdoses in the United States because it's pouring right over our southern border every single day.”

    The speaker concluded by highlighting the distinction between him with Rep. Rice. “And so that's the biggest contrast between us is, I'm not afraid to embrace these thorny issues. And it's not just around election time,” Fry declared.

    “We've been doing this at the State House in South Carolina. For years, I was the chief Majority Whip. And we passed the most robust pro Second Amendment piece of legislation in 25 years in South Carolina. Just this past year, the most prolonged piece of legislation ever in South Carolina and the fetal heartbeat bill.”

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