At least three members of North Carolina's GOP congressional delegation rushed to defend the shithole POTUS, with eye-popping hypocrisy and not the slightest trace of decency:
Robert Pittenger, a Republican from Charlotte, went on WBT Friday to defend Trump’s remarks. “We have despots running these countries. People are being exploited inside their own countries, and abused. So that to me was the context of what he’s been saying,” Pittenger said. He added: “He’s addressing the reality of the despots who run these countries. They’re so abusive. I’ve traveled in these countries and it’s horrendous what these people live in.”
I don’t see the president as a racist at all,” Mark Meadows said. “I’ve probably spent more time with him one on one than most members. And I can tell you — he’s never, never had a racist comment in private. And so, I have it on good authority that some of the contextual comments that have been put forth by Senator Durbin are maybe not what they’ve been reported to be.”
Patty Patrick McHenry accused Dick Durbin of negotiating a DACA fix in bad faith because he disclosed what Trump said.
I'm not exactly how low a state would have to go to qualify as a shithole, but if the quality of representation is part of the calculus, I'd say North Carolina has arrived.