Thom Tillis (North Carolina)
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The North Carolina senator defended the racist chants of the Trump crowd earlier in the summer of 2019. When the crowd yelled about Rep. Ilhan Omar, “Send her back,” Tillis had a defense.
“Any one of y’all that have been to a rock concert or other venues, somebody starts up, somebody else thinks . . . I mean, to be fair to the audience, they’re in a mode where they’re energized,” said Tillis to the Washington Post.
One of his more recent ideas was that Congress should compel cities and counties to obey ICE.
Tillis also voted to acquit Trump in the impeachment trial.
What he said about impeachment: “Given the presumption of innocence in America, one can wonder how Democrats could justify a vote to convict President Trump without hearing from witnesses who they claimed were essential to the case.”
Why he might be in trouble: Tillis was booed while attending a Trump rally in North Carolina.
5 Democrats are running against Tillis in the primary before the election. Challenger Cal Cunningham has already raised nearly as much as Tillis in campaign donations.