“Today, on the anniversary of September 11th, Republican lawmakers have dishonored their offices, disrespected the people of North Carolina, and lied straight to their colleagues’ faces in order to undemocratically pass a budget that denies teachers the pay raises they deserve and denies health care to over 500,000 North Carolinians. It is this kind of immoral, undemocratic, and un-American conduct that led voters to reject GOP leadership and break the Republican supermajority in 2018. This level of deception and dishonesty is an all-time low, even for them.”
- Reporters and legislators were told no votes would be held in this morning’s 8:30 am session. Instead, Republicans held a vote to override Governor Cooper’s veto of the budget. The vote passed 55-9, with “barely half of its members voting” and while Governor Cooper attended a 9/11 Memorial event and sat alongside Gold Star families.
- Rep. Deb Butler protested the vote from the floor. Leadership turned off her microphone several times. WATCH Rep. Butler Protest This Morning’s Vote HERE.