October 9, 2019/Press

Rep. Lewis At Epicenter of NC GOP Turmoil

Raleigh– This morning, a new bombshell report from WRAL revealed House Rules Chairman David Lewis borrowed half a million dollars in June 2018 from John Gray, who was indicted in March for actively trying to bribe another state official. The story solidifies what North Carolina already knows to be true. Lewis is at the epicenter of the corruption and lies that are central values in today’s NC GOP.

Here’s how:

“It is no wonder Republican legislators won’t negotiate with the Governor – they’re too busy attempting to brush their self-created legal problems under the rug,” NCDP Executive Director Meredith Cuomo said. “Lewis continues to prove he is a central figure in their corruption and demonstrates a total lack of ownership or awareness in all of it. When dishonesty and deception are all you know, it gets harder to recognize in both yourself and your colleagues.”


WRAL, “Key NC legislator got $500,000 loan from man later indicted on bribery charge,” By Travis Fain, October 9, 2019.

WRAL, “NC House Speaker suing Duke Energy,” By Travis Fain, October 8, 2019.

News & Observer, “NC House overrides budget veto in surprise vote with almost half of lawmakers absent,” By Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan, Lauren Horsch, and Paul A. Specht, September 11, 2019.

WRAL, “Lawsuit: Republican legislators lied about election maps,” By Travis Fain, June 6, 2019.