North Carolina Republicans are people who can and will pull every nasty trick they can think of. Yesterday, after the speaker assured Democrats there would be no votes on the Democratic governor’s budget veto, they did — while the Democrats were at a 9/11 service.
And when Democrat Rep. Debra Butler took to the floor to denounce the speaker and refused to yield the floor, he requested the police officers to remove her. Her Democratic colleagues surrounded her to prevent it from happening.
“Republicans had wanted to override Cooper’s budget veto for months but did not have the three-fourths of the vote required to override the veto. Without the votes, Republicans kept the veto override on the calendar but never brought it to the floor–until Wednesday.
“Democrats charge Republicans with deliberately lying (by saying they would not call a vote on the morning of Sept. 11) in order to push through the vote with just 53 percent of North Carolina representatives present–and with the vast majority of those present being Republicans plotting to override the budget veto. “
Also, Wonkette’s story.