Senator Thom Tillis Censured for Crossing the Aisle

North Carolina Republican delegates voted to censure US Senator Thom Tillis for what they describe as straying from conservative values on key platform issues.

During the state party’s annual convention, delegates accused Tillis of violating the party platform on issues such as immigration, gun control, and LGBT rights.

Tillis is known for his willingness to work across the aisle and compromise with Democrats, notably working on the Respect for Marriage Act last year, which offered federal protections to same-sex and interracial marriages.

At the time, he called the legislation “a good compromise that provides permanent certainty for same-sex couples while ensuring robust protections for churches and religious organizations.”

He also approved funding for red flag laws, which allows the state courts to remove firearms from people deemed a threat to themselves or others, and opposed former President Trump’s plan to use military funds to build a border wall.

“We need people who are unwavering in their support for conservative ideals,” delegate Jim Forster told the Associated Press. “His recent actions don’t reflect the party’s shift to the right – in fact, they’re moving in the exact wrong direction.”

However, not everyone agreed with the move.

“I believe that a mob mentality doesn’t do us any good,” North Carolina State Senator Bobby Hanig said. “Senator Tillis does a lot for North Carolina, he does a lot for the coastal communities, so why would I want to make him mad?”

Daniel Keylin, a spokesperson for Tillis, gave a statement in response to the censure vote on behalf of the senator.

“He will never apologize for his work passing the largest tax cut in history, introducing legislation to secure the border and end sanctuary cities, delivering desperately-needed funding to strengthen school safety, and protecting the rights of churches to worship freely based on their belief in traditional marriage,” Keylin said.


  1. He is insecure and wants to be loved! This guy is definitely not principled! It’s now up to the voters to do their part.

  2. The article says, Daniel Keylin, a spokesperson for Tillis, said, ““He will never apologize for … introducing legislation to secure the border… ” What legislation was that? Not very effective since Bobby Kennedy Jr was down at the border just a few days ago, and he saw, even in the middle of the night, hundreds of people are crossing the border every single hour – day and night. He saw them. By my calculations, if you had 200 people crossing every hour just at one location, that would be 4800 in 24 hours, multiply x 30, potentially 124,000 crossing at that location every 30 days. They say there is a flood coming over all the time, steadily, and they have found people from more than 100 countries. It is definitely known that human trafficking victims are brought across the border, and known terrorists have slipped across. People from all over the world know our border is open and anyone can come across. Now there are numerous cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis coming into the country – years ago, we used to quarantine people at Ellis Island and not let them in if they were carrying deadly diseases. Drug resistant tuberculosis is both potentially deadly and highly contagious and people can spread it easily even when they don’t feel sick but they carry it. It’s a potentially expensive illness to treat, and since the people who carry it are being sent all over the country on buses and airplanes, it’s coming soon to a community near you. it’s not a quick illness to treat – if you did get on effective medication, it is something where you have to take medication for a full year and will these people even take the medication and stick with it for a full year? In any case, it was only a few days ago that Kennedy was at the border and the people could be seen coming across in a steady stream, so I would like to know WHAT legislation did Tillis get passed that would end this problem, since it is NOT ended – so maybe it was garbage legislation? Would love to see someone run against Tillis at the next opportunity.

  3. Article from 2009…

    “The group/leader is always right”
    “No tolerance for questions or critical inquiry.”

    “A charismatic leader, who increasingly becomes an object of worship as the general principles that may have originally sustained the group lose power. That is a living leader, who has no meaningful accountability and becomes the single most defining element of the group and its source of power and authority.”

  4. When you run for a party’s seat, you are indebted to that party and its agenda supported by the constituents of that party. As a senator of his state, the party’s people elected him so he is indebted to their bidding. Tillis interjects his personal beliefs and unfortunately he conceded that choice when he ran under the GOP banner. He now represents Republicans not Democrats and not his personal beliefs. He should have run as a Democrat if he empathized with their agenda. He rightly should be censured by the GOP.

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