NC Republicans Say They Didn’t Tell Dems About Vote Because ‘Terrorist Would Win’ If They Did
Republicans in the North Carolina House of Representatives received a lot of backlash on Wednesday after voting to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of their budget bill while Democrats were attending memorial services for 9/11.
Despite the backlash, State Rep. Jason Saine sees no problem with any of this.
According to Saine, if Republicans hadn’t lied to Democrats about the vote, then terrorist would win.
“As a former firefighter and an American, I am appalled that anyone in our country would stop going about their normal business on this day,” said Saine. “When we stop being a beacon of freedom, hope and democracy, then the terrorists win.”
As Daily Kos’ Jennifer Hayden noted, Saine’s sentiment is not shared by the East Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department, where he had worked — although Saine disputed that he was in any way disrespecting their message:
I was asked specifically about us doing business in the House which was scheduled. I did not say we shouldn’t honor victims of 9/11. We did honor 9/11 victims and first responders today in session.
— Rep. Jason Saine (@JasonSaine97th) September 11, 2019