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Today, the News and Observer editorial board slammed Sen. Thom Tillis’ craven announcement that he will support President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court without even knowing who the nominee will be even as North Carolinians are already heading to the polls to have their voices heard.
Calling Tillis a “profile in compliance,” the News and Observer writes: “North Carolina’s junior senator is clinging to Trump’s coattails in a desperate hope that his blind subservience to the president can get him re-elected to an office that is supposed to be about independent judgment and leadership.”
Tillis’ cave to Washington Republicans — and reversal from his 2016 position on voting for a Supreme Court nominee — comes at a time when so many critical issues are at stake for North Carolinians, including the future of health care. Tillis has a long record of flip flopping on critical issues like funding for North Carolina military bases, but according to the News and Observer: “Tillis has now improbably managed to outdo his last spectacular flip-flop.”
Over the weekend, Cal Cunningham released a statement on the SCOTUS vacancy: “North Carolinians are already voting and will continue to do so in the coming weeks. They deserve that opportunity to have their voices heard, and then, it should be up to the next President and next Senate to fill the vacancy on our Court.”
Read more about the “odd campaign strategy” of “a senator who will be a rubber stamp” below:
Editorial Board – September 21, 2020