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NC Lawmaker Ditches Dems for GOP

The Republican Party now has a veto-proof supermajority in the state after a former Democratic member of the North Carolina Congress declared on Wednesday that she is joining the GOP house faction.

State Representative Tricia Cotham, who represents a district close to Charlotte, is that politician. In a press conference alongside Republican state House and Senate leaders, she announced her move to the GOP, claiming that “the modern-day Democratic Party has become unrecognizable to me and others across the state.”

She continued by announcing her departure from the Democrats and declaring that “she will not be controlled by anyone.”

Members of her party harassed her after she tweeted an image of the American flag and praying hands. She said that Democrats were “blasting me on Twitter, calling me names, coming after my family, and coming after my children,” among other things.

She said, “That is wrong,” before adding that as she was trying to shop at a store with her son, a woman began shouting insults at her.

Naturally, the Democrats were very irate about that. Cotham ran as a Democrat in a district that was also Democratic, thus according to House Minority Leader Robert Reives, she ought to have resigned rather than changing parties. He continued, saying, “Now, just a few months later, Rep. Cotham is changing parties. That is not the person that was presented to the voters of House District 112. Those constituents deserved to know what values were most important to their elected representative.”

Michael Whatley, the chairman of the North The Republican, on the other hand, claimed, “This announcement continues to reflect that the Democratic Party is too radical for North Carolina. The values of the Republican Party align with voters, and the people of Mecklenburg County should be proud to have her representation in Raleigh.”

Tulsi Gabbard’s exit from the Democrats and Cotham’s departure are comparable. Tulsi claimed that she left the party because it was becoming more and more radical and that its attacks on religion had turned her off.

Cotham added that one of the key factors in her leaving the Democratic Party was the party’s antipathy toward God. She continued by claiming that many Americans have been misled by the left’s attacks on religion, which are causing harm “to families, to children, to our communities, and to our policymakers — many of whom think that they are God and are trying to control us in every possible way.”

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