Tillis changes his mind and votes for the Presidential emergency

| March 14, 2019 | 2 Comments

Thom Tillis

by Tom Campbell, producer and moderator of NC SPIN, March 14, 2019.

North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis had said, on several occasions, that he would for against the emergency declared by President Trump.

On Thursday he changed his mind and did not vote with the other 12 Republicans against the use of this provision. The other 12 voted for the ending of the “emergency” because they believe it is a power grab by the executive branch and diminishes the authority of the legislative branch of government. They believe it sets a precedent for future presidents that is dangerous to this nation.

Why did Tillis change his vote? Most political observers agree that Tillis will have one of the biggest challenges of any Senator in the 2020 election and that this changed vote might perhaps prevent a primary challenger come next March.

There were almost enough Republicans joining Democrats to overturn a presidential veto, which is sure to come.

Tillis’ vote left many shaking their heads, wondering whether Tillis is more interested in keeping his job than in doing his job.

Category: NC SPIN Perspectives - Opinions from NC Leaders & Organizations

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  1. BTW– “North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis had said, on several occasions, that he would for against the emergency declared by President Trump.”

    So, What in the heck are your trying to say, here, Campbell? Emergency edit, please!

  2. NC “SPIN” is right–but come on guys–you should really identify who you actually are if you’re going to hyper-spin, right?

    So, please make it “NC Liberal Spin” or even “NC Progressive Spin”–after all, the news reports of the vast surges coming over our border (which the mainstream media hacks have solicitously ignored) should, at least perhaps, tell you at least in part, why Tillis changed his vote, which you obviously took issue with.

    We assume, also, that you haven’t been privy to the literal hell Tillis has undergone in the form of the political beating he’s suffered from his constituents, however, rest assured; he’s been taken behind the barn several times over the past month.

    So, there are the actual facts as supposed to your gratuitously vacuous spin….Now, don’t be such pinheads!

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