Raleigh – Yesterday, the Trump administration confirmed it “is carrying out plans to raid $3.6 billion in military construction projects to build the border wall” as part of the emergency declaration Senator Tillis infamously rubberstamped – a decision that has defined Senator Tillis, earned him a primary challenger, and led to weeks of negative coverage.
Still at risk are “$500M from projects at 6 North Carolina military facilities” – something even Senator Tillis was forced to admit after the fact, saying that the emergency declaration came “at the expense of work we’re doing at Camp Lejeune and Fort Bragg through military construction.”
Senator Tillis’ “Olympic golf flip flop” caused him to “lose credibility with North Carolina Republicans” (a position that hasn’t improved) and earned him a wealthy, conservative primary challenge who now appears to be neck and neck.
National analysts exposed Tillis’ spinelessness, saying he “caved like a $4 suitcase.” Local editorial boards blasted him for his “belly flop,” noting that it will force our military bases and families to “foot the bill,” while columnists questioned whether he “might have torpedoed” his reelection campaign.
Read more here about how Tillis earned the nickname “Senator Hypocrisy (R-N.C.)” – and how he’s now defined by that flip-flop:
- Politics North Carolina: Shameless Thom Tillis
- The New York Times: Opinion: Senator Hypocrisy (R-N.C.)
- Greensboro News & Record: Charles Davenport Jr.: Tillis should keep a wary eye over his right shoulder
- VIDEO: PBS NewsHour: Senator Tillis “Caved like a $4 Suitcase”
- Fayetteville Observer: Editorial: Tillis performs an Olympic gold flip-flop
- Charlotte Observer: Editorial: Thom Tillis deserts himself for Trump
- Greensboro News & Record: LTE: Sen. Tillis disappoints with his vote reversal
- The Dispatch: LTE: Weak-spined Tillis bows to Trump
- National Journal: The GOP’s Spineless Caucus