The irony is no obvious, but it’s there. Last week, Thom Tillis, the Republican speaker of the North Carolina House and U.S. Senate candidate. joined two rivals for the GOP Senate nomination in saying that he would have voted “no” on the measure that ended the federal government shutdown and averted a deadline in raising the federal debt limit.
Joining Tillis in criticizing the deal were Charlotte pastor Mark Harris and Cary doctor Greg Bannon, two other Republican contenders vying to replace Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan.
Tillis tried to couch his criticism as best he could, blaming the entire Washington crowd and noting that the deal may just delay the fight for another day.
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