Editorial: N.C. needs conscience in Congress, not Trump cult followers
Friday, May 17, 2019 -- If the leaders of North Carolina's congressional delegation are so mesmerized by Donald Trump that they will not speak to the truth of what the president says and does, they don't need to be taking up space in our Capitol.Posted — Updated
In the United States loyalty to a president isn’t blind.
You might not know that by the way leaders of North Carolina’s congressional delegation act these days.
Is there anything that our senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr -- along with some others in the delegation – wouldn’t do because our current president wants it?
President Donald Trump’s administration – with its demand for loyalty and obedience – has turned leaders of the congressional delegation into cult followers – akin to 21st century “Moonies.”
This behavior is not helping them, North Carolina or the nation. They should be ashamed.
Today we have a president who seems unable to tell the truth to Congress, and who lies daily to the American people.
This is not about politics. This is about whether the leaders of our congressional delegation have moral values that require support for the truth and expect the president to comply.
If the leaders of North Carolina’s congressional delegation are so mesmerized by Donald Trump that they will not speak to the truth of what the president says, they don’t need to be taking up space in our Capitol.
By 2020 we expect most voters will see the light – and will not send Trump cult members to Washington. They will send representatives with the morals and courage to stand for the truth.
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