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ICYMI: Charlotte Observer Editorial Board Asks: "Where are you, Thom Tillis?"
ICYMI: Charlotte Observer Editorial Board:
The president just tear-gassed peaceful Americans. Where are you, Thom Tillis?
Senator Tillis Won’t Stand Up for North Carolinians’ Right to Peacefully Demonstrate
Raleigh, N.C. -- As protests continue in Charlotte, Raleigh and across the country, Senator Tillis’ hometown paper published an editorial amidst Senator Thom Tillis’ silence after President Trump tear gassed peaceful demonstrators to clear the way for a photo op with a Bible, asking, “Where are you, Thom Tillis?”
The Charlotte Observer Editorial Board: The president just tear-gassed peaceful Americans. Where are you, Thom Tillis?
...Donald Trump’s officers tear-gassed peaceful Americans. So he could use a church as a stage and a Bible as a prop.
It was terrifying. It was shameful. If it leaves you shaking your head and asking where the bottom is with this president, we understand. If it leaves you speechless, however, then maybe your name is Thom Tillis.
...He’s been a little more visible lately with a new ad campaign that portrays him as a humble North Carolinian, a regular guy who cares about regular guy issues, like living paycheck to paycheck.
Regular folks might have some nits to pick there, in that if you lose your paycheck in North Carolina, you can thank Tillis for being an architect of one of the stingiest state unemployment programs in the country.
As we’ve seen in this presidency, one of the few things that can curb Donald Trump’s behavior is Senate Republicans holding up their hands. In NC, only one Senate Republican is not mired in his own scandal.
Can Tillis rise to the moment this time? His fellow Americans are getting tear-gassed for a presidential photo op. His country is hurtling down a dangerous road. We hope he’s not speechless about his president once again.