Thursday, April 18, 2013

Senator Kay Hagan's Condescending Attitude toward North Carolinians

Senator Kay Hagan once again voted against the interest of North Carolina constituents.  She voted to expand universal background checks on gun purchases even though both sides of the aisle concede that this wouldn’t have stopped the Newtown massacre.

What is especially significant about this vote is the condescending way she and her staff treated concerned citizens who opposed this bill.  Grass Roots North Carolina reported the following incident:  
 US Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC, GRNC-1) plans to vote for the Toomey-Manchin “compromise” amendment to S. 649 which will come up for a vote possibly as early as tomorrow. After months of sitting on the fence and testing the political waters, Sen. Hagan and her office staffers are no longer hiding behind vague comments as to her position on the bill. Several GRNC members have called Senator Hagan’s office today and the response from her staff was united: Senator Hagan will vote for the Toomey-Manchin amendment to S. 649. When several GRNC members pointed out over the phone that it may cost Hagan their votes in her re-election campaign next year, the answer from her office was simple: “you probably wouldn’t vote for her anyway”…

We need a recall mechanism.  There is only one way to get rid of rogue senators like Kay Hagan, and that is repealing the 17th Amendment

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