'Shame on you': North Carolina GOP votes to override veto while Democrats were absent

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'Shame on you': North Carolina GOP votes to override veto while Democrats were absent
One Democratic lawmaker called the move "scorched earth politics."
By Dartunorro Clark


"Democrats excoriated Republicans on social media and the few who were present in the House at the time of the vote furiously protested the decision. Only 12 Democrats were in the House, but they did not all have an opportunity to vote and their microphones were cut off, the paper reported. The vote passed 55-9. The issue now moves to the state's GOP-controlled Senate."
"How dare you do this, Mr. Speaker!" said Democratic Rep. Deb Butler, who was surrounded by fellow Democrats on the House floor as she shouted in protest at the decision, according to a video posted online by a Democratic colleague. "If this is the way you think democracy works, shame on you. This is not appropriate and you know it. The people of North Carolina, you will answer to the people of North Carolina."
"It's worth noting that Republicans chose to hit a new low with unethical behavior primarily to avoid giving health care to 500,000 people. #ncpol Sen. Jeff Jackson on Twitter
— Sen. Jeff Jackson (@JeffJacksonNC) September 11, 2019"









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The shenanigans that continue to be done to Democrats by Republicans in North Carolina is execrable. There is absolutely no excuse to go about doing important state business that way. Republicans should be ashamed at continuing to leave the people they represent out of the picture. Their politics will however be remembered by those who vote and that have been greatly affected.