The Political Agitator response: I can’t call him a racist because race had nothing to do with it. I know he didn’t vote against her because he has an issue with Congressman Butterfield and other black representatives from NC.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement regarding North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis’ vote against the nomination of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General of the United States:
“I am deeply disappointed, as I’m sure many North Carolinians are, in Senator Thom Tillis’ vote this morning in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senator Tillis voted against the nomination of North Carolina’s own, Loretta Lynch, for Attorney General of the United States, despite a successful 30-year legal career as a lawyer, prosecutor, and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Senator Tillis had an opportunity today to be on the right side of history in supporting the nomination of Ms. Lynch, who would be the first African-American woman to serve as Attorney General. (Source: Read more)