Doug Clark: Why N.C. Republicans Won’t Vote For Hurricane Relief
Doug Clark: Why N.C. Republicans won’t vote for hurricane relief
If you want to see one outcome of North Carolina’s radical congressional gerrymandering, look at last week’s vote on disaster relief in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Nine of our 10 Republicans voted no.
This was a bill providing $36.5 billion for recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Florida and Texas, and in areas ravaged by wildfires.
The measure drew support from House leadership and the Trump administration — and passed 353-69.
All 69 of the nays were cast by Republicans. Nine of them from North Carolina.
Only Republican Patrick McHenry, plus Democrats Alma Adams, G.K. …