*Saying one thing, and doing another when you think no one is looking.* That’s what we have going on here.
According to CR’s highly-acclaimed vote score card, only FOUR members of our state’s delegation to Congress can truthfully call themselves “conservative.”
Mark Meadows leads the pack with a 94% (grade A) conservative voting record. Walter Jones comes in second with a 76% (grade C) voting record. Greensboro’s Mark Walker is a close third with a 75% (grade C) voting record. George Holding comes in fourth with a 74% (grade C) conservative voting record.
Everybody else? They FAIL.
Richard Hudson comes in right behind Holding with a 59% (grade F) conservative voting record. Virginia Foxx follows Hudson with a 58% (grade F) voting record. David Rouzer follows Foxx with a 56% (grade F) conservative voting record. Patrick McHenry, a member of House leadership, follows Rouzer with a 53% (grade F) conservative voting record. Robert Pittenger is the caboose for the House delegation — pulling in a 43% (grade F) conservative voting record.
Now, let’s look at our senators. Richard Burr earns a 39% (grade F) conservative rating. Thom Tillis — officially the most liberal Republican we send to DC — earns a 35% (grade F) conservative rating.
Let’s compare our state to South Carolina. Five of their six Republican House members earn passing grades from Conservative Review:
- Jeff Duncan — 96% A
- Mick Mulvaney — 94% A
- Mark Sanford — 90% A
- Trey Gowdy — 85% B
- Joe Wilson — 65% D
Tom Rice — 58% and F — is the only South Carolina Republican with a failing grade. Let’s look at their senators:
- Tim Scott — 89% B
- Lindsey Graham — 30% F
Hey, with a little more work, our guys in the Senate will be AS BAD as Lindsey Graham.