The arrogance of Sen. Tucker
Senator Tommy Tucker has an interesting way of interacting with people who have the nerve to disagree with him. He simply reminds them that he is a grand exalted state senator and they are merely lowly citizens.
An editorial in today’s Charlotte Observer has the the latest example.
Sen. Tommy Tucker of Waxhaw said a mouthful with just 13 words on Tuesday”
“I am the senator. You are the citizen. You need to be quiet.”
Last week Tucker ordered Bill Rowe of the N.C Justice Center to “sit down” after Rowe pointed out that a bill to require people applying for public benefits to be drug-test tested was clearly unconstitutional.
Somebody needs to remind Tucker that part of his job as an elected official is listening to people he represents, not berating them.