‘Sound of Freedom’ Inspiration Tim Ballard Mulls Run for Sen. Romney’s Seat

Tim Ballard, a former Department of Homeland Security special agent and founder of Operation Underground Railroad, speaks during an interview in Washington on June 21, 2023. (Madalina Vasiliu/The Epoch Times)

Tim Ballard, the former employee for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) who rescued young Columbian siblings and others trafficked for child prostitution, revealed on Sept. 15 that he is “very seriously considering” a run for the U.S. Senate in Utah to replace retiring Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah).

Mr. Ballard announced his interest in running for the 76-year-old Republican’s seat during an appearance on “The Sean Spicer Show,” pointing out that he had been approached by numerous “very influential people” who asked him whether he would consider running for Congress.

“‘Sound of Freedom’ took out any opportunity for me to ever be an operator again. Those days are done, they know my face,” Mr. Ballard said. “But starting several weeks ago, I’ve been asked by a lot of very influential people, names you would even know, asking me to throw in.”

The movie “Sound of Freedom” is a high-grossing drama/action film from Utah-based production company Angel Studios that tells a story based on Mr. Ballard’s life, portrayed by actor Jim



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