Survey Says: HB2 Response was Senator Burr’s Worst Moment of Last Week’s #NCSEN Debate

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 20th, 2016
CONTACT: Matt Kravitz
 
Survey Says: HB2 Response was Senator Burr’s Worst Moment of Last Week’s #NCSEN Debate
 
More than half of Twitter voters said that Sen. Burr denying that HB2 hurt NC’s economy – despite an estimated $395 million cost to the state – was his worst moment
 
Topped a few of his other embarrassing moments: standing by Trump, lying about his votes to raise his own pay, and defending his “brave” vote against banning insider trading by Members of Congress.
 
RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina Democratic Party released the results of an informal Twitter poll on the worst moment of Senator Richard Burr’s out-of-touch performance in the debate last week against Deborah Ross.
 
 
A clear majority of 52 percent said it was when Senator Burr said HB2 didn’t hurt North Carolina. Of course, HB2 has already cost the state an estimated $395 million.
 
Runners up for Senator Burr’s worst moments: 33% for when he stood with Trump instead of North Carolinians; 9% voted for when he lied about never having voted to raise his own pay; and 6% voted for when he defended voting against legislation to ban insider trading by Members of Congress.
 
“Time and again, Senator Richard Burr shows that he is plugged into Washington insider politics, but detached from the needs of North Carolina. How else could he deny HB2’s impact on the economy, even after it’s cost us hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of jobs? Senator Richard Burr backs a dangerous candidate for Commander-In-Chief, voted against a ban on insider trading by Members of Congress, and lied about voting to raise his own pay. This is a Washington insider who cares more about himself and his political fortunes than he does about the people of North Carolina,” said Matt Kravitz, North Carolina Democratic Party Press Secretary.
 
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