During the US Senate Republican primary, questions were raised about whether or not Thom Tillis could run for Senate while continuing to fulfill his duties as Speaker of the NC House.
Well, the questions have been answered (the answer is [SURPRISE!] Hell no!):
House Speaker Thom Tillis will miss Monday’s legislative session to attend a U.S. Senate fundraiser in Washington.
The Republican will attend a meet-and-greet at the offices of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors, according to an invitation that solicits the maximum $2,600 campaign contribution.
That's right, Thom has decided that the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors is more important than the people of North Carolina that he took an oath to serve.
But it's just a one-time thing, right?
It’s the second time Tillis will miss a day of session to attend a fundraiser at the offices of the association – a major lobbying player on Capitol Hill. In July, just weeks into his campaign, Tillis skipped a debate on a sweeping tax bill and a contentious gun resolution to attend an event at the same place.
And that doesn't count the time he skipped out of his taxpayer-paid job to raise money from payday lenders, or the time he skipped out of his taxpayer-paid job to attend an ALEC meeting.
Thom is feeding at the public trough, taking our money to do nothing for us but instead to go raise campaign cash for himself.
What a sleazy individual he is.
Tillis has refused to relinquish his post despite calls to do so from Republicans and Democrats.