GREENSBORO – Senator Thom Tillis (RINO-NC) was back in North Carolina last week, drawn not by a desire to hear from his constituency, but a swanky fundraiser with the vice president. While Tillis as clanking fine china in Greensboro, his empty chair at the senate Veterans Affairs Committee marked where he should have been. And he didn’t miss just some perfunctory committee meeting irrelevant to his representation of the Old North State; he missed meetings and votes replete with issues that affect North Carolinians.
“[…] Tillis is a member of the committee, which held a hearing last Wednesday afternoon to consider a range of legislation, including bills addressing veterans’ mental health care, homeless veterans and a bill that would address exposure to potentially toxic substances at Camp Lejeune, a Marine base in eastern North Carolina.
There is no evidence of Tillis attending the hearing. He is not seen in any portion of the video from the hearing posted on the committee’s website and there is no other record showing he took part in the hearing.
Later on Wednesday, Tillis missed a number of floor votes in the Senate, including one to confirm a new federal judge in the Western District of North Carolina.
Instead, Tillis spent the day in North Carolina, the Associated Press reported, where he attended a fundraiser in Greensboro with Vice President Mike Pence, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Louis DeJoy, who was announced last week as the lead fundraiser for the 2020 Republican National Convention, to be held in Charlotte.
When asked why Tillis decided to skip the VA Committee hearing, a spokesman for the senator did not directly answer the question. […]”
Adding a strong dose of hypocrisy to Tillis’ already very swamp-like priorities is the fact that Tillis made 2014 Democratic opponent Kay Hagan’s skipping of a Homeland Security meeting to attend a fundraiser a big deal in that close and expensive race.
Read more about Tillis going for zeroes over heroes at WBTV here.