Ed Durr, the New Jersey Republican truck driver who left the entire country stunned last month when he defeated a powerful Democrat incumbent, sat down with Fox News host Tucker Carlson this week. During this interview, Durr recalled the hilarious phone call that he had with the Democrat that he beat.

Durr told Carlson that Democrat Scott Sweeney was “a gentleman” in the congratulatory phone call.


“He congratulated me and just wished me luck, [told me] to do well for South Jersey,” Durr said. “I told him, you know, if he ever needs anything, just give me a call because I’m his representative now.”

How savage is that?!


Durr, who is said to have spent just $153 on his campaign, repeatedly attacked Sweeney during the race for not investigating nursing home deaths at the height of the pandemic.

“You not only had high costs of living in the state, worst tax rate, worst business tax rate, people being told they couldn’t live, couldn’t go to stores, couldn’t go to church,” Durr said during his Fox News appearance. “You had nursing home deaths. It just became a combination of everything, and I got fed up with it, and I said, ‘I’m not leaving the state, I’m going to fix the state, and that’s what I chose to do.”


Sweeney conceded to Durr earlier this week.

“The results of Tuesday’s election are in, all votes have been fairly counted, and I, of course, accept the results,” Sweeney said during a press conference. “I want to congratulate Mr. Durr and wish him the best of luck.”

When asked “what happened” to cost him the win, Sweeney replied, “It was a red wave.”

Gov. Phil Murphy (D-NJ) praised Sweeney in a statement of his own.

“Senate President Steve Sweeney has had an incredible career, one that is incomparable in state history,” Murphy said. “He has been a partner in the vast majority of the progress we’ve made in the last four years, and without him, New Jersey would undoubtedly be a worse place for working families. He will remain a friend to me and Tammy, and I wish him nothing but the best as he pivots to the next phase of his career.”


Durr himself attributed his win to the people of New Jersey.

“I didn’t beat him. We beat him,” Durr said. “The state of New Jersey, the people of New Jersey beat him. They listened to what I had to say, and I listened to what they had to say, and it’s a repudiation of Governor Murphy [who] went and locked us down and ignored the people’s voice, and Senator Sweeney chose to do nothing for those 18 months.”

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