Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Feisty Thom Tillis


Francis Chung/Politico

How the hell can I turn the page on a headline like this one:

Tillis calls Vance remarks on Ukraine ‘total and unmitigated bull‑‑‑‑’

At the very time that the MAGA wing of the NCGOP is going apeshit about Senator Tillis's dissing of governor candidate Mark Robinson, Tillis picks a fight with a MAGA figurehead? Are you serious?

"Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance, in an interview with former White House aid Steve Bannon earlier Monday, claimed some lawmakers are looking to cut Social Security benefits for more aid to Ukraine that he argued will be used so one of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s ministers 'can buy a bigger yacht.' ”

"Bullshit," said Tillis. "Total and unmitigated bullshit." He said it to a gaggle of reporters who were only too willing to write it down.

What's going on with Tillis? Aid to Ukraine supporter, great compromiser always open to some big deal on reform of immigration, a guy who once buckled to Trump over declaring the building of a border wall a "national emergency." He's certainly not laid low from incurring the wrath of MAGA. Just last May he was officially censored by the NCGOP state convention for being insufficiently [fill in the blank].

This Tillis wielding "bullshit" is more interesting by the day.

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