NC GOP Receive Backlash After Overriding Budget Veto While Dem Lawmakers Attended 9/11 Ceremony
North Carolina Democratic House Whip Deb Butler blasted the state Republican Party for holding a surprise vote to override a budget veto while many state Democratic lawmakers were attending 9/11 memorial services.
According to The Daily Beast, North Carolina Republicans held the vote despite nearly half of the state’s lawmakers in the House being absent for attending 9/11 memorial services.
In response to this, Butler yelled at North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore, who tried in vain to get her to yield the floor.
“You shall not do this to democracy in North Carolina!” she yelled. “How dare you do this, Mr. Speaker? I will not yield! I will not yield, Mr. Speaker!… How dare you subject this body to trickery, deceptive practices, hijacking the process! We have been here day and night for months defending what we believe! And you would submit this body to deception, trickery, deceit? It is so typical of the way you conduct yourself… if this is the way you believe democracy works, shame on you!”