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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 08:51 AM

NC House Republicans override Gov. Cooper's budget veto while he's at 9/11 memorial event


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — North Carolina House Republicans called a surprise vote and overrode Gov. Roy Cooper’s budget veto on Wednesday morning, Cooper said at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

The vote was taken while Cooper was at a 9/11 memorial event.

According to a tweet by State Sen. Jeff Jackson (D-Mecklenburg), almost half of the House members were absent when the vote was taken, which resulted in a 55-9 tally.

Jackson said Democrats were specifically told by Republicans that no votes would be held in Wednesday’s morning session.

The veto still stands in the Senate.

“Plainly unethical behavior by Republicans today,” the senator said in his tweet. “There have to be consequences for this kind of behavior. Just another lesson in why they must lose their majority.”


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Tom Rinaldo Sep 12 #1

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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 10:04 AM

1. "The veto still stands in the Senate." How F'ing DUMB are they?!?

Of course this was a craven and immoral act by the part of the NC Republican majority in the House, that part is not surprising. Republicans let nothing get in the way of winning at any cost. Honor, fair play? They leave those quaint concepts to Democrats. But if the veto still holds up in the NC Senate, then they won shit for their efforts, literally. This makes them look like the assholes they really are to every voter in the state, and they still don't block the budget. That is losing on another level.

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