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Worse than Washington? (audio)

State Senator Josh Stein suggests Republicans in the General Assembly may find voters every bit as disgruntled as they are with Congress following the GOP’s early morning legislative session.

When House Republicans did not have the votes needed Wednesday to override Governor Perdue’s veto of a bill that would essentially repeal the Racial Justice Act, they turned their attention to other legislation parked in the “veto garage.”

House Speaker Thom Tillis called the process a “learning experience” and defended voting to override the veto on Senate Bill 727 in a session that wasn’t announced until midnight.

Democrats called the closed door meetings and late night maneuvering “unconstitutional” and a “disgrace.”

Thursday morning, Senator Stein summed it up this way:

“If you can’t trust the other side, then there is suspicion and acrimony, and then things devolve into like I said, what’s going on in Washington.”

Stein appears this weekend on News and Views with Chris Fitzsimon to talk about this week’s contentious session . For a preview of the Senator’s radio interview, click below:

3 Comments


  1. Frances Jenkins

    January 5, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    I am sure that is how Elizabeth Edwards felt about Josh Stein.

  2. elainemarie

    January 6, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I am sure it is.

  3. david esmay

    January 9, 2012 at 11:33 am

    FJ, what are you implying?

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