Thom Tillis

The tragedy that is Senator Thom Tillis

If you follow the never-ending propaganda produced by Thom Tillis, you know the junior Senator from North Carolina has recently shifted into full-scale campaign mode. After four years of literally doing nothing, Tillis seems to realize that two more lackluster years would cost him dearly. As a result, he is literally scrambling to rehabilitate his image. It's not going well.

Burr & Tillis vote in support of journalist-killing Saudi Crown Prince

And for continuing the genocide in Yemen:

Furious over being denied a C.I.A. briefing on the killing of a Saudi journalist, senators from both parties spurned the Trump administration on Wednesday with a stinging vote to consider ending American military support for the Saudi-backed war in Yemen.

The Senate voted 63 to 37 to bring to the floor a measure to limit presidential war powers in Yemen. It was the strongest signal yet that Republican and Democratic senators alike remain vehemently skeptical of the administration’s insistence that the Saudi crown prince cannot, with certainty, be blamed for the death of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

This was merely a procedural vote, indicating an interest in intervening in Trump's War Powers Act authority, but it will likely be followed next week by genuine action. The ironic (and extremely hypocritical) move by Richard Burr to vote against this centers on his role as Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. In any other instance, the refusal of the CIA to cooperate would have Burr turning red in the face. But since the CIA (apparently) has overwhelming evidence of the Crown Prince's involvement in Khashoggi's brutal assassination and dismemberment, Burr simply "doesn't want to know." But luckily for us (and maybe those Yemeni children), other Senate Republicans refuse to play possum:

Profile of a shameless misogynist

Trump wouldn't be able to be Trump without Burr and Tillis

As an observer of North Carolina’s political landscape for many years, I find myself baffled by our two United States Senators. For all their bluster and public relations efforts, neither has done much for our state. Both have undermined the reputation of our country.

For his part, Richard Burr has the enjoyed the benefit of low expectations. Ever since he famously encouraged his wife to run to the ATM on the eve of the 2008 economic meltdown, it’s been clear that Burr’s only interest is self-interest.

Tillis's broken clock: UPDATE

After a career of doing absolutely nothing good for America, Senator Tillis may finally be at the point of doing something that matters. I say "may" because drafting legislation is easy. Now he has to get it past the rest of Congress and Trump. I'd be surprised if he puts himself on the line to make this happen.

Two faced Tillis

Listen to Senator Tillis getting all sanctimonious over the insider trading involving Equifax. Then answer me this. Where the hell is Mr. Tillis when it comes to Carl Icahn's insider trading related to Cheeto's steel tariffs? Icahn made millions dumping stocks that would be affected by the tariffs right after meeting with Trump ... and only days before Trump's tariff announcement.

What's up with that Senator Tillis? What does Trump have on you and your family? Videos of golden showers? Memos from Russian prostitutes? What are you afraid of, Senator?

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