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Senator Tillis has failed his own test of independence, becoming a partisan rubber stamp for President Trump and Mitch McConnell after promising to be an independent senator.
In 2014, Senator Tillis described himself as someone who would be an “independent” senator who would “stand up to the president when he’s wrong and stand up to our leadership.” He attacked his opponent for voting with the president “95 percent of the time,” and said she failed to “uphold her promises to be an ‘independent’ Senator” and was a “rubber stamp.”
Flash forward six years and Senator Tillis has failed his own test of independence:
Tillis caved to Trump even when it hurt North Carolina: