State Representative Timothy Barr Runs for Congress in Georgia’s 10th Congressional District, Blasts Kemp’s HB 333 Incumbent Protection Act Bill

Timothy Barr

Live from Virginia Tuesday morning on The John Fredericks Show –  weekdays on WNTW AM 820/ FM 92.7 – Richmond, WJFN FM 100.5 – Central Virginia, WMPH AM 1010 / FM 100.1 / FM 96.9 (7-9 PM) Hampton Roads, WBRG AM 1050 / FM 105.1 – Lynchburg/Roanoke and weekdays 6-10 a.m. and 24/7 Stream –  host Fredericks welcomed candidate for GA-10 Timothy Barr to the show to talk about his background and why he’s running, and he goes on record against Governor Kemp’s HB333.

Fredericks: Joining us now, Timothy Barr, running for Congress, District 10. Timothy, thanks for being with us. Tell us about your race.

Barr: Awesome. Thanks for having me. Look, I appreciate what you do and speaking the truth and being a Patriot. That is rare, and I’m grateful. Yes, sir. This is an awesome opportunity. As you had mentioned, Congressman Hice is stepping up to run for Secretary of State to clean up some of our issues here in Georgia.

And look, first of all, I’m a man of faith. I serve at my local church as a deacon. My wife and I have four awesome kids. I own a small construction company called Patriot Construction Group, and I currently serve as a state representative.

Fredericks: What inspired your race for Congress, Timothy?

Barr: Absolutely. I had an unusual path into politics quickly. My wife and I, when we first got married, we went to Bolivia to use my construction skills to build an orphanage. And while we were there, we literally lived through that country’s transition from a democracy to a dictatorship.

And so when we got back, it truly had a profound impact on our young lives. And when we started our family, we named our first daughter Liberty, to truly remind us on a daily basis, we’re grateful to be Americans. But we have to step up and fight for that.

And that’s when I ran for a local office. I truly believe that my generation and that of my children have more freedom to lose than any other generation that has gone before. And we’re willing to stand in the gap for that freedom.

And when Congressman Hice decided to step up to run, that left his seat open, and my wife and I started praying about that. And as we prayed about that, she said, you know what, Timothy? If by God’s grace, we raise good kids, but in 15 years, they’re not able to worship freely, they’re not able to start a small business as we did, and at our current rate, they’re not even able to talk about an idea without being shouted down, then we will have failed them as parents.

And John, I would submit to you that if Liberty grows up and she cannot enjoy the freedom that we named her after, we all will have failed. That’s our heart in this mission, and we want to continue to stand up for that.

I’m not running because I want to go to Washington, D.C. I’m running because we are in the fight of our life for the heart and soul of our country. And we simply can’t afford to replace conservative fighters like Jodi Hice, who helped start the Freedom Caucus with big government RINOs.

And I have a record of doing both at the State Capitol, fighting for the Heartbeat Bill. Fighting not only to protect the Second Amendment but expand Second Amendment rights here in Georgia. And further, I most recently worked on the Election Integrity bill.

Whatever the Woke media tells you, that was not a racist bill. It made it harder to cheat here in Georgia and easier to vote. We’re not done. I continue to work on that, actually. This past week, I authored legislation to ban drop boxes.

They’re just an open invitation to fraud and we don’t need them here in Georgia. So we continue to work on absolute conservative issues like that here in Georgia, as I am still a state representative, as Congressman Hice is still in Congress.

Fredericks: We’re with Timothy Barr, running for House representative in the Georgia state House. A Republican running for Congress in the 10th District of Georgia. That’s an open seat. Jodie Hice holds it now. As you know, he’s running for Secretary of State. Lots of people in this race.

Big names: Mike Collins and Vernon Jones just got in. We’re all going to get to that in a moment. Meantime, in the 10th, Mike Collins was on my TV show yesterday, Timothy, when he absolutely skewered Vernon Jones. He said the voters of the 10th District don’t want a DeKalb Democrat as their representative. So that’s the way he’s trying to label Jones. Do you share that view?

Barr: Vernon can get in our race, but in the end, this isn’t a race against him. This is a race for Congress. I want to talk about the conservative principles that I have already shown in the state House. I have that record, and I’ve stood up to both radicals and RINOs.

Fredericks: And what’s your relationship with Speaker Ralston?

Barr: I’ve served with him for multiple years. We agree where we agree. We part ways where we part ways. I think we have that type of relationship. I was fortunate enough to have been a part of a group that started the first state Freedom Caucus recently. And so we’re working very diligently to bring those freedom principles as a group to Georgia. So I’m excited about that.

Fredericks: What do you think of House Bill 333?

Barr: I believe that language added to that bill is unconstitutional. I won’t be voting for it.

Fredericks: How do you stop it?

Barr: We speak against it in committee. We get the record out. It’s just not a bill that preserves any kind of freedom or liberty.

Fredericks: I guess my question is this, Timothy. Let’s cut to the chase here. Here’s my question. You want to be a leader, you want to run for Congress. You want to go to the Freedom Caucus because you want to get things done. You want to stand up. I get all that.

You got a bill right here, HB 333, which is an incumbent protection bill. It’s the feed-the-pig-at-the-Georgia-cesspool-trough bill. Right? That’s all this is, changing the rules in the middle of the game to benefit incumbents against challengers. You’re an incumbent, right? So in a way, it would benefit you. What are you going to do to stop it?

Barr: Sure. I have worked multiple pieces of legislation to stop bad legislation. I think that’s part of your job as a legislator. We’re going to speak against this on the floor.

We’ve got the House Freedom Caucus that will be coming out with our opinions on this bill. It is absolutely something we have to slam the door shut on this bill.

Fredericks: What committee is it in?

Barr: Right now this is in the Judiciary committee, I believe, and then it comes over and it will be in the Rules committee next. But I think we can get this bill stopped.

Fredericks: You’re going to go on the record as one of the leaders in fighting this bill because if there’s anything that aggravates Georgia voters it’s crap like this getting snuck in by Congressman Jeff Duncan and by the Brian Kemp horses at the final moment.

And the thing is about this bill, the bill was birthed only after Kemp’s slush fund got waxed by a Georgia judge. This is what’s unbelievable. It’s not like this thing was percolating around.

They crafted it after Kemp couldn’t raise any more money through his leadership PAC, which is another bill that got under the radar screen that never should have gotten passed. But it is what it is.

Barr: Yes. Let me say, I’m totally going on the record, we’re fighting this bill. I’m very opposed to it and constitutionally I don’t think it anywhere passes muster.

Listen to the full interview here:

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