Senator Richard Burr won’t be competing for a profile in courage any time soon.
Last night, Burr refused to condemn Gov. Pat McCrory’s discriminatory HB2 that is hurting the people and economic well-being of North Carolina, instead saying the courts should decide the law. In and of itself, the deflection might seem harmless, but Burr has a record of preventing the courts from deciding anything.
Burr is currently holding up two important court vacancies: joining his party in Supreme Court obstructionism and perpetuating a decade long vacancy by blocking the president’s nominee in the U.S. Eastern District of North Carolina, the same district that the HB2 suit will be heard.
It’s time for Senator Burr to stand against job-killing laws like HB2 and do his job and fill the courts.
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