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Tillis Breaks Promise to Stay in D.C. to Pass COVID Relief, Comes Home to Campaign for Himself

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October 27, 2020

Tillis Breaks Promise to Stay in D.C. to Pass COVID Relief, Comes Home to Campaign for Himself

Tillis in August: “I’m committed to it and we’ll stay here as long as we have to to get it done.”

Last Friday, NC Set Record with 2,700 COVID Cases in One Day

Raleigh, N.C. - After promising North Carolinians he wouldn’t leave D.C. until a COVID relief package was passed, Tillis is instead rushing home to North Carolina in an attempt to save his dying political career without having passed any new legislation to assist struggling North Carolina families. North Carolina’s unemployment rate rose from 6.5 percent to 7.3 percent from August to September. 238,000 North Carolinians have lost their health insurance as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the fifth highest of any state in the country.


In August, Tillis said that “We should not leave the American people and the people of North Carolina in a lurch for the next two or three months. It would be devastating.” When asked about COVID relief, Tillis said “We’re going to work on it. I’m committed to it and we’ll stay here as long as we have to to get it done."


“Thom Tillis is a self-interested liar who has proven himself to be utterly useless at delivering a COVID relief bill for struggling North Carolina families. North Carolina’s unemployment rate is rising and we are seeing a spike in coronavirus cases, but Tillis broke his promise to provide aid to our families so he could instead come home to campaign for himself,” said Piedmont Rising Executive Director Casey Wilkinson. “Tillis cares more about saving his dying political career than he does about saving North Carolinians facing death, illness, or economic devastation in this on-going pandemic. He is unfit to serve in the U.S. Senate, and he will be removed in November.”


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