First the Senate overturned Perdue’s veto of Senate Bill 416, the Racial Justice Act repeal, along party lines, 31-11. Senate President Phil Berger called the bill a “backdoor attempt to end the death penalty.”
The second override was Perdue’s Sunday veto of the fracking bill.
The 29-13 vote came despite emotional appeals by Senators Floyd McKissick and Ellie Kinnaird for lawmakers to be “exceedingly cautious” and make sure the necessary safeguards were in place before permitting this controversial type of drilling.
Both measures now head to the House for consideration.