Three times last week, a state Senate committee summoned Larry Hall to be vetted for his appointment to head the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
Three times, committee members faced an empty table with a name card for Hall, who until Roy Cooper named him to his cabinet represented Durham in the state House.
The empty table made for good television. For Cooper and Democrats who contend the law requiring legislative confirmation, passed in the waning days of Pat McCrory’s tenure, is unconstitutional, it is a bold show of defiance. For the committee and GOP, it was a …