U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Saturday endorsed Robby Starbuck for Tennessee’s Fifth Congressional District.
U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN-05) currently represents the district.
Paul, in a YouTube video, said he doesn’t generally endorse candidates for Congress.
“But I am endorsing Robby Starbuck because he is one of the good guys. He’s one of the guys who really will go to Washington and do as he says. He’ll vote for smaller government. He’ll vote against the endless wars,” Paul said.
“Robby knows about socialism firsthand. His family escaped socialism in Cuba. We can’t let socialism come back to our country.”
Starbuck, according to an emailed press release and his LinkedIn, is a director and producer who has worked with some of the biggest stars in film and music, including Natalie Portman, Jamie Foxx, Gina Rodriguez, and Megan Fox. He has produced more than 1,000 projects at his company RSM.
“Starbuck’s family fled Cuba as Marxism swept through the country,” according to an emailed press release.
“His first-hand knowledge of socialism, and how it is seeping into American culture through destructive ideologies such as Critical Race Theory (CRT), inspired his entrance into politics. He and his wife, Landon, have three children.”
Starbuck told a crowd of Williamson County parents last month that officials within that school district will eventually teach CRT — even if those same school officials currently deny that they do.
Starbuck said Williamson County currently follows the pattern he witnessed in California.
“It is very similar in terms of the idea of fusing together healthcare with education to what happened in California. It led us down the path of Critical Race Theory dominating everything. When you see the direction we are going I feel like my job right now is being a siren and warning where this goes,” Starbuck told The Tennessee Star last month.
“But in terms of the curriculum itself there have been issues with books that parents found to be offensive because of the racial direction they go in. I think the more important thing is they are seeing teachers going off-script from the curriculum, and that, I think, is what more parents find concerning.”
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