As Rules Chair, David Lewis controlled the flow of nearly all legislative business in the North Carolina House. He was a top lieutenant of Speaker Tim Moore, entrusted with the passage of bills of the highest importance to legislative Republicans.
Indicative of a culture of corruption, this is the second Republican House Rules Chair to be convicted of federal charges this decade. Stephen LaRoque of Kinston, a former co-chair of House Rules, was previously convicted of embezzlement. These charges come just one day after former congressman and N.C. Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes was sentenced to probation for his role in a bribery scheme.
NC House Representative and Campaign Co-Chair Graig Meyer issued the following statement:
“North Carolinians cannot trust Speaker Tim Moore and House Republicans to legislate in the people’s best interest when key members of his team put their own personal interests first and foremost.”