Tillis shows true colors
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Dear Sen. Tillis,
Four weeks ago I shared with one of your staff members that I admired you as a man of courage and conviction when you penned your Washington Post op-ed opposing the president's "executive overreach" on immigration.
You stated, “It’s never a tough vote for me when I’m standing on principle.”
The majority of Americans and North Carolinians agreed with your stance and do not agree with the president's assertion that immigration constitutes a national emergency. I believed you were a senator in the mold of John McCain who voted for what was right for his beloved country and his constituents rather than what was best for his political career or his party. I was premature and off base in my comparison.
Your "flip flop for the ages" as a result of the threat of Republican primary challengers when you run for reelection in 2020 was both highly transparent and disingenuous. You have misled your constituents to preserve your status. You have chosen partisan politics and self-preservation over principles.
Please stop churning out falsehoods on your bipartisanship as you vote with President Trump almost 95 percent of the time. To paraphrase Lloyd Bentsen, "Senator, you're no John McCain".
You have lost my confidence, my respect and my vote.