Republican Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson is the highest ranking Black elected official in state history. And he does not shy away from sharing his opinions. On this episode of The Politics Podcast, Robinson covers a range of topics as he settles into his post as Lieutenant Governor.
This week on Capitol Hill, Republicans tried to downplay the social media posts of controversial new member Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Meanwhile, as state lawmakers appropriated billions of dollars in federal relief funds, the governor called on them to do more.
Aisha Dew and Clark Riemer discuss those stories as well as the latest news surrounding the death of Forsyth County jail inmate John Neville.
North Carolina Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr joined 43 of their GOP colleagues in objecting to a Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump this week.
In our weekly review, Rob Schofield and Becki Gray debate whether a conviction would help provide a level of accountability and move the nation forward. Plus, the herky-jerky vaccine rollout, and a dispute over how to teach children about the state's racial history.