Hackney: 'We'll be unanimous'

Posted March 8, 2011

House Minority Leader Joe Hackney said today he's not overly worried about a Republican attempt to override the governor's veto of House Bill 2, the anti-HCR mandate bill. 

Republicans would need to pick up four Democratic votes to override the veto. They've been talking to some of his Democratic caucus members about voting with them, and several are being targeted for robo-calls in their districts, voiced by once (and probably future) Republican gubernatorial hopeful Pat McCrory. 

I asked him if he was concerned about whether his caucus could withstand the pressure.

“I believe we’ll be unanimous,” said Hackney, D-Orange. "Things could change, but I don't believe they will." 

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What about Dems Bill Brisson and Jim Crawford, who've already voted for H2 three times?

“I believe we’ll be unanimous,” he reiterated.

Hackney also weighed in on the charter school reform bill (Senate Bill 8) currently making its way through the House, and on today's vote to allow community colleges to choose not to offer low-interest federal loans to students.


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  • Eduardo1 Mar 9, 2011

    Somehow I favor the post of josephlawrence43.......vs Deepthought.... A major problem in our country is that politicians vote to much by party line, rather than the voice of the people. To state that every one in your party will be lead like sheep to the slaughter, tells me that our elected officials on any level in any party do not have minds of their own.
    I guess that is why we still need INDEPENDENTS such as myself, to try and vote out those who just strictly follow the party line. This takes time, when looking in to the candidates in every election, which evidently Deep Thought does not do. He is another one in the Democrat flock that votes his party not his mind. I am sure he voted Obama over McCain, but had the parties been reversed and McCain was on the Dem ticket & Obama on the Rep ticket, he would have voted for McCain. No doubt in my mind about that. Which is what pure Dems & Reps do, they never look at issues or candidates, they just vote party.

  • josephlawrence43 Mar 9, 2011

    Let him keep on with this "solidarity" stuff--ignoring the voices of the people..this is the kind of behavior that got the Demos kicked out in November..keep it up there Joe-boy---and we'll finsh the job in 2012

  • Deep Thought Mar 9, 2011

    Yup, the citizens of NC will realize that the Democrats DO pay attention to their opinion when they stand firm against the Republican and their agenda.

  • jcd241959 Mar 9, 2011

    Left wing loon! He wants to give our money to homosexuals and illegals!

  • Tax Man Mar 9, 2011

    I thought Joe Hackney was in prison - did they let him out?

  • djcalaska Mar 9, 2011

    Now, the citizens of NC may begin to realize how much their opinion really matters with the democrats.