Supports Violent Criminals Here Illegally
Voted to Defund the Police
Advocate for Socialized, Single Payer Healthcare
Wants to Restrict the 2nd Amendment
In the summer of 2019, Besse posted a rant on his Facebook page, calling gun rights supporters “deniers” and “apologists”. He also mocked those who believe mental health is a major factor in mass shootings, writing that, the shooter “cannot slaughter 9 people in 60 seconds without a tool of mass murder in his hands.” He also bemoaned that the “deniers” say that we mustn’t “politicize tragedy”, and blamed the “small-arms manufacturing industry” which funds politicians and “controls the hand-puppets in charge of groups like the NRA”. He then went on to claim politicians who support gun rights just “endlessly, mindlessly, serve the merchants of death in this charade”.
Anti-Development, Anti-Business NIMBY
Has advocated for removing North Carolina’s status as a right-to-work state and reimplementing unions. He compared the pro-business legislation of the last decade to “Jim Crow-era” law.
Former Employee of Planned Parenthood
Besse wants to see radical, pro-abortion laws passed. He recalls “cheering” on Roe v. Wade.
Former State Director of North Carolina League of Conservation Voters