NC Democratic Leader Revives Budget Override Vote Complaints
The Democratic leader in the North Carolina House says it's plainly clear Republican counterparts have misled him and the public on how an unexpected override vote on Gov. Roy Cooper's budget bill veto came about.House Minority Leader Darren Jackson told reporters on Monday he's so convinced Speaker Tim Moore's top lieutenant told him no votes would be taken the morning of Sept. 11 that he's taken a lie detector test. Jackson called on Moore, Rules Chairman David Lewis and two others to do the same and offered to pay for the tests.
Moore responded with his own news conference later Monday, calling the test dare a "sideshow" and "silly games."
Most House Republicans but only about 15 Democrats were in the chamber that morning when the override vote occurred.