Where Are NC Republicans on Senator Burr’s Dangerous Rhetoric?



Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016

CONTACT: Dave Miranda

Where Are NC Republicans on Senator Burr’s Dangerous Rhetoric?

Silence from North Carolina Republicans Speaks Volumes

RALEIGH, N.C. – Today North Carolina Democratic Party Executive Director Kimberly Reynold issued the following statement on North Carolina Republicans’ silence regarding Senator Burr’s harmful rhetoric as reported by CNN yesterday evening, “In private, Burr quips about gun owners shooting Clinton.”

“It has now been more than 24 hours since news of Senator Burr’s divisive comments first broke, and the silence from North Carolina Republicans speaks volumes. Senator Burr not only promoted violence against his political opponents, but bragged about blocking two highly qualified nominees for the Eastern District court and promised to keep a seat on the Supreme Court vacant for years if Hillary Clinton is elected. Burr has crossed the line. North Carolina workers and families, and our children, should know from every public official, regardless of party, that our state is better than this.”


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