Duggar Family Critics Think Jed Duggar’s Political Interview Proves He Has No Knowledge of the ‘Real World’
The Duggars have made it known they’re very right-leaning when it comes to politics. And Jedidiah Duggar is following in his father’s footsteps. Jim Bob Duggar was a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, and it’s his 21-year-old son who’s gunning for the position next.
Unfortunately, Duggar family critics think Jed totally missed the mark in a recent interview about his political standing. Here’s what he said.
Jed Duggar is running to be in the Arkansas House of Representatives
Given Jim Bob’s background, it makes sense that at least one of his sons would get politically involved. And it looks like Jed’s the trailblazer of his 18 siblings. Jed started his Instagram to push his political agenda back in 2019, as he hopes to achieve a spot in the Arkansas House of Representatives.
“I’m announcing my candidacy for Arkansas State Representative District 89 in Springdale,” he posted to Instagram back in November 2019. “I’d appreciate your prayers, support, and your vote! I’m a Conservative. Pro-Life. Pro-Second Amendment. Pro-Religious Liberty. Combat the Opioid Crisis. Lower Taxes. More Jobs & Growth. Strong Economy.”
Since then, he’s gotten a lot of support from his family. Jana Duggar posted a photo of her with Jed back in November 2019 when Jed was first filing to be a candidate.
“It was an honor to go to the Arkansas State Capitol today to watch my brother @jed_duggar file as a candidate for House District 89,” she captioned the post. “I’m so proud of the man he is and the heart he has for serving the community of Springdale!”
Jed had an interview in 2020 where he shared his views
Now that election day is almost here, Jed’s speaking out more than ever in favor of his political campaign. KNWA-TV talked to both Jed and his competitor, Megan Godfrey, on what they’re planning on bringing to the table.
As for Jed, he told reporters he wants to work heavily on “tax reform” and “reducing government bureaucracy.”
“I will work to allow taxpayers to keep more of what they earn and support small business growth and development,” he noted. And he also added that he plans to “promote a culture of racial and ethnic inclusion that values the life of each person from unborn to the elderly.” Helping veterans is also on his list.
As for the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Jed admitted that he’s in support of mask-wearing, too, which may surprise some. “Understanding the essential benefits of masks and social distancing will benefit our overall health during this unprecedented time,” he said.
Duggar family critics think Jed’s ill-equipped to be a government official
Jed appeared to have some good talking points during his interview, though he didn’t say how he planned to implement tax relief plans or any strategies if he gets elected into office. And Duggar family critics don’t trust that he knows what he’s talking about. This is particularly apparent when judging his opponent who has multiple college degrees.
“I will say, Jed acquitted himself a bit better than I expected him to,” a Reddit user noted. “He spoke in coherent sentences. They were empty of meaning, but they were grammatically correct and more than the most basic English. And that’s the only good thing I have to say about him.”
“It’s weird to me that Megan’s details are so specific (where she’s going to school, what she’s studying, her current role in government),” another added. “Jed’s are so vague — what small business does he own? What is his role there?”
“Regardless of party, it’s insane people would vote for someone so unqualified and a lack of the knowledge of the ‘real world’ just because he belongs to a certain political party,” yet another wrote.
We’ll have to see how well Jed fairs against Godfrey once election day arrives!
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