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Democrat Switches Parties, Giving GOP New Supermajority

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North Carolina has been under immense pressure and infiltration by radical Marxists such as William J. Barber, Eric Holder, Statecy Abrams, Marc Elias, and of course “King Roy Cooper,” the deceitful and corrupt Governor who has terrorized the state for years with his leftist COVID lock down fantasies, refusing to give up his “Emergency powers” over the free people in the state.

Cooper is such a tyrant that during his tenure he detained two activists. The Daily Caller reported that Matthew “Jax Meyers” did nothing more than enter his place of business to communicate with someone he was meeting there. Cooper still refuses to release Monica Ussery, who was imprisoned for protesting the COVID lockdowns and whose case has not been resolved.

In 2021, Democrat Roy Cooper vetoed 65 measures enacted by the North Carolina General Assembly to promote health and healing for the state’s citizens. Cooper, however, refused to stop while he could assume that his emergency powers were sufficient to enable him to reign as a king.

Cooper vetoed the Emergency Powers Accountability Act, which would have limited his emergency powers by requiring the approval of the North Carolina Council of State for any state of emergency lasting longer than a week.

This council is controlled by Republicans, so he fought tooth and nail to restore power to the elected representatives of the people. Cooper, a Democrat, defended the veto in a statement by stating that legislators should not debate public emergencies.

No matter what the Republican leaders of the General Assembly did to wrest these powers from Cooper and pass bills the people wanted, the state remained under tyrannical rule because Cooper vetoed every bill the people wanted.

Cooper was humiliated, according to the North Carolina Journal, when he attempted his little veto maneuver early in the new legislative session.

“On Tuesday, the North Carolina Senate voted to override Governor Roy Cooper’s first veto of the new legislative biennium by a vote of 30-19.

Cooper vetoed Senate Bill 41 (S.B. 41) last week, his first veto since the new members took office in January who were elected in the 2022 midterms.

However, Cooper is out of power now.

Voters limited Cooper’s veto power in the 2022 election. North Carolinians sent a Republican supermajority to the state Senate, and a near Republican supermajority plus several moderate Democrats to the state House.”

Cooper thus signaled that he was prepared to veto himself through the 2023 session regardless of what the people desired.

Until the November 2022 elections, when the people elected enough NC Senate members to have a majority; however, they fell one seat short of a super majority in the NC House to automatically override Cooper’s veto and assume his emergency powers.

The bad news for Cooper is that he can no longer abuse his veto power, as the remaining Senate seat has been filled and North Carolina now possesses a supermajority.

The following describes Cooper’s nightmare come true:

Following Tuesday’s elections, Republican legislatures in two important battleground states secured supermajorities in at least one of their chambers.

In North Carolina, however, a state Democratic legislator’s personal decision shifted the balance, not an election. Jon Doughtery reported the following for Conservative Brief:

According to WCNC News, Representative Tricia Cotham, a Democrat who represents the North Carolina city of Charlotte, is under pressure from her Democratic colleagues to resign because she intends to declare her intention to join the Republican Party. House Democratic Leader Robert Reives and State Party Chair Anderson Clayton have characterized her decision to transfer parties as a “betrayal” of the electors who have “overwhelmingly supported Democratic candidates at every level of the ballot.”

Cotham is scheduled to make her official transition to the Republican Party at a news conference on April 5 at the North Carolina Republican Party headquarters in Raleigh, where she will be accompanied by Republican House Speaker Tim Moore. According to Axios Charlotte, her decision to transfer parties will give the Republicans a supermajority in the legislature, giving them the ability to veto Democratic Governor Roy Cooper.

Leaders of the Democratic Party voiced their wrath and resentment at Cotham’s decision.

“Rep. Tricia Cotham campaigned as a Democrat and supporter of abortion rights, health care, public education, gun safety, and civil rights. The voters of House District 112 elected her to serve as that person and overwhelmingly supported Democratic candidates up and down the ballot,” Reives said in a statement cited by WCNC News.

“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. That is not the person those constituents campaigned for in a hard primary, and who they championed in a general election in a 60% Democratic district. Those constituents deserved to know what values were most important to their elected representative,” he added.

“She no longer represents the values constituents trusted her to champion and should resign immediately,” Clayton tweeted.

The pouting by the Democrats can go on and on because many North Carolinians believe, hopefully, with this new power, they can impeach Cooper for good.

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