A solution for saving kids’ lives is now a priority.
Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbacher took “Special Report with Bret Baier” off course by announcing he’d turned his focus completely away from politics – and into the advocacy and industry of school classroom security.
For the past ten years, Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurlzelbacher has at many times seemed to be everywhere at once – President Trump’s inauguration, headlining huge candidate rallies, viral videos, interviews on NewsMax TV, Fox Business, CNN – etc. However, on an edition of Fox chief political anchor Bret Baier’s “Special Report” (SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO), Wurzelbacher announced a 180-degree bombshell: “No more politics… “
Some background: Ever since his chance meeting with Barack Obama over a decade ago, Wurzelbacher found himself – albeit sometimes reluctantly – a staple in American politics. It was then presidential candidate Barack Obama who confronted Joe in his front yard in Toledo, Ohio. The man who would become president then let those infamous words slip out; “I want to spread some of the wealth around,” and Joe “The Plumber” rocketed into the American Political zeitgeist.
Ten years and a million miles later, Bret Baier and “Special Report” on Fox News came calling to recount the crazy, hairpin turn the meeting with Obama sent Wurzelbacher on, but correspondent Matt Finn was in for somewhat of a surprise: Due to the rash of mass-shootings, “I’m laser-focused on schools across the country and a way to quickly and cost-effectively lockdown classrooms in seconds, in the event of an active-shooter or similar threat,” said the former activist.
— Matt Finn (@MattFinnFNC) June 27, 2018
‘Special Report’ was in Ohio putting together a retrospective of what happened in the past ten years since Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher first shot into the national spotlight.
Wurzelbacher is now a full-time spokesman for “SwiftShield,” a company out of Colorado involved in the design and manufacturing of commercial building security systems and is partnering with several of its large corporate sponsors to supply safety devices to schools and districts all over the country with their S.O.S – “Shield Our Schools” campaign.
“It’s unique in that it involves no cost whatsoever to schools or school districts and relies 100% on our corporate partners, donations and like-minded businesses, wanting to get involved in the event of another one of these horrific school shootings, and let’s be honest – it’s no longer “if” – it’s now “when” the next tragedy strikes.”
I believe there are a lot of great Americans out there, we just need to turn down the rhetoric, so we can hear them. While politicians, school district authorities and law enforcement work-out long-term resolutions – there needs to be direct action right now and that’s what I’m interested in – without the politics. These are everyone’s children,” remarked Wurzelbacher, the longtime conservative activist now-turned school safety and security champion.
“FOX News asked me to describe in one word, my thoughts about being ‘Joe The Plumber’ for the past 10 years and the experience definitely tested my metal. Thanks to my Mom and Dad and the values they gave me, I was able to do what was right even when it would have been easy not to,” said Wurzelbacher, referring to the vast number of easy-money opportunities he turned down due to his instant fame. “My answer was simply, ‘educational.’”
The SwiftShield “Shield Our Schools” S.O.S. initiative guides concerned teachers, students, administrators and communities on how to actively get the word out about how businesses, charities, crowdfunding and other corporate sponsorship – both local and national – can help provide the funds needed to have these life-saving devices installed in vulnerable classrooms across the nation. For more information, visit: ShieldOurSchools