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Worse than Washington? (audio)

State Senator Josh Stein [1] suggests Republicans in the General Assembly may find voters every bit as disgruntled as they are with Congress [2] following the GOP’s early morning legislative session [3].

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 [4]” and defended voting to override the veto on Senate Bill 727 [5] in a session that wasn’t announced until midnight.

Democrats called the closed door meetings and late night maneuvering [6] “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: