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Tillis should explain his vote

Tillis should explain his vote

To the Editor:

The following is a letter I wrote to Senator Thom Tillis, R-N.C.

This is in reply to your letter to your constituents titled “Remembering Our Fallen Heroes.” I find it disingenuous that you, senator, truly care about our fallen heroes when you voted “no” on setting up a commission to investigate the January 6 riot in the Capitol. (You also voted “not guilty” on both of Trump’s impeachment trials.)  

Five people died, 140 police officers were injured and approximately 500 of the rioters (many of whom were armed) were charged with federal crimes while trying to stop the Electoral College count! This insurrection by Trump supporters intended to overturn the will of the American voters. 

Today many of your fellow Republicans continue to deny President Biden’s victory and threaten further violence if the election is not overturned. Many Americans fear the real possibility of a coup d’etat and the installation of a dictatorship. 

Your office confers on you the sacred duty to protect us and the Constitution. On whose side do you stand, senator? How will history judge your perfidy?  

I look forward to an answer explaining the dissonance between your words and actions.  

Caryl Brt

Waynesville

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