Former GOP Congresswoman Claudine Schneider represented Rhode Island’s 2nd District from 1981-1991. She is also the founder of the group, Republicans for Integrity. According to the groups website, it is an organization where former GOP representatives “who feel compelled to remind Republican voters about the fundamentals of our party and to provide the facts about incumbents' voting records.” The reason I bring up Schneider is because she released an op-ed piece in The Fayetteville Observer where she is slamming the current members of the Republican Senate for losing their integrity and principles for remaining loyal to Trump. But there’s one particular Republican Senator she is singling out:
For example, North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis showed some independence – and integrity – when he opposed President Trump’s plan to declare a state of emergency for a border “wall” that would cost North Carolina bases $80 million in military construction funds.
In fact, Sen. Tillis wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post on February 25, 2019, entitled “I support Trump’s vision on border security. But I would vote against the emergency.”
What happened less than three weeks later? Tillis voted for Trump’s emergency declaration, thereby depriving North Carolina military bases of much-needed funding.
In an editorial, the Fayetteville Observer called Tillis’s vote “an Olympic gold flip-flop,” adding that with Tillis, “principle crumbled.”
Tillis has sacrificed many other principles during his time in the Senate. Here are a few more examples:
‒Tillis strongly supports Trump’s continued efforts to kill the Affordable Care Act, which protects against pre-existing conditions and provides healthcare for over 500,000 residents of North Carolina. A decision on this case is due after the election.
‒Tillis defends federal negligence in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed more than 130,000 Americans and shows little sign of slowing down, as compared with other countries that have managed to bring it largely under control.
‒Tillis was silent when news broke that Russia was paying bounties to Afghan Taliban fighters to hunt and kill American soldiers!
Apparently Tillis was waiting for his “talking points” from Donald Trump!
As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Tillis should be defending America’s national security, American soldiers’ lives and North Carolina’s interests.
Instead, Thom Tillis is too busy making excuses for Trump.
Where did Thom Tillis’s integrity go?
It’s time to replace Tillis with a person with real integrity and that person is Cal Cunningham (D. NC). Let’s send Cunningham to the send and help Biden flip North Carolina Blue. Click below to donate and get involved with Cunning, Biden, Cooper and their fellow North Carolina Democrats campaigns: