Political diary: US Senate candidate Cheri Beasley to meet Democrats for monthly breakfast on Saturday – Salisbury Post
SALISBURY — Former North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice and current U.S. Senate candidate Cheri Beasley will address Democrats on Saturday at their monthly breakfast.
The Democrats will meet virtually via Zoom at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will open at 9:30 a.m. for those who are registered and the meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. No other participants will be allowed into the meeting after 10:00 a.m. because Beasley will start the meeting. with his remarks.
To register, go to mobilisation.us/rowandemocrats/event/449699/. Meeting information will then be emailed, so members ask attendees to check their spam or promote folders.
Beasley is one of more than 20 Senate candidates for the 2022 election and is the current Democratic front-runner among the 11 Democratic candidates.
The party publishes its monthly breakfasts on its Youtube channel titled Rowan County Democratic Party.
Democratic Party Chairman Rowan says opening of headquarters building to be determined
SALISBURY — Rowan County Democratic Party Chairman Geoffrey Hoy said the party will continue to hold events virtually until members feel safe enough to fully return to in-person rallies.
However, Hoy said rent continues to be paid at the corporate office at 1504 W. Innes St. using donations. Democrats have been using this space since September 2016.
Hoy said at the last executive committee meeting, the members said they would leave the decision of an in-person return to him as the April executive committee meeting nears. But Hoy said using social media and sending text and email alerts remains the safest strategy “for everyone’s health”.
Additionally, the party plans to become more active in the 2022 elections after the May 17 primary elections, as the party does not endorse any primary candidates. Hoy said voters can visit the party’s website at rowancodems.com/ or its Facebook page to follow party events and activities or volunteer opportunities. Just as they have with elections held throughout the pandemic, Democrats will continue to deliver information to the Board of Elections office in West End Plaza during the election.
US Republican NC senators say they will vote against SCOTUS nomination by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson
WASHINGTON — As the U.S. Senate moved forward in the process of nominating Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court on Monday, Republicans in North Carolina said they would vote against her nomination despite her qualifications.
Once a president submits a nominee for a vacancy on the Supreme Court, nominations are approved only in the Senate. Senator Thom Tillis, who is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he had two criteria to consider the nomination, which includes their qualifications and their commitment to “adhering to the original public meaning of the Constitution and federal law. as it is written”. Tillis said that although Jackson is qualified, he is concerned about his voting record and will not vote in favor of his nomination.
“There is no doubt that Justice Jackson is well qualified and her appointment as the first black woman to the Supreme Court is historic,” Tillis said. “I was impressed by his knowledge, his composure and his character during more than 20 hours of questioning. However, based on her record, I still stand by my initial concerns that she might be legislating from the bench instead of consistently following the Constitution as written. I’m also disappointed that she’s reluctant to take a strong public stance against a liberal black money regime that poses a fundamental threat to the independence of the federal judiciary, even though other justices like Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer l did then.”
Tillis said he expected her to be nominated nonetheless and wished her the best in “her continued public service to our great nation”.
Senator Richard Burr, another Republican, said he met with Jackson to discuss the experience and judicial philosophy she would bring to the nation’s high court. His main concern was his stance on “radical proposals” to pack the Supreme Court by increasing the number of justices.
“Reuniting the courts is a transparent power grab — one that would forever compromise the integrity, impartiality and independence of the Supreme Court,” Burr said. “Judge Ginsburg and Judge Breyer both rejected the court package and the next judge to join the court is expected to do the same. Unfortunately, Judge Jackson’s answers to the question, both in his confirmation hearing and in our personal discussion, continue to be unsatisfactory. While she is undoubtedly highly qualified, knowledgeable and experienced, based on our discussion, I cannot support Justice Jackson’s nomination when it comes before the Senate.
U.S. Representative Ted Budd, a Republican from North Carolina, posted on Twitter last week that Jackson had “a disturbing streak of soft on crime, promoting (critical race theory) and was not able to provide a simple definition of a woman.” Budd said she would bring such beliefs to the Supreme Court.
Budd is one of the Republican frontrunners vying for the US Senate seat that Burr will vacate later this year.
All NC lawmakers vote in favor of Emmett Till’s anti-lynching law which is now signed into law
WASHINGTON — North Carolina lawmakers in the U.S. House and Senate have all voted in favor of the Emmett Till Antilynching Act that officially makes lynching a federal hate crime punishable by up to 30 years in prison.
The legislation, which has since been signed into law by President Joe Biden, is named after the 14-year-old black boy who was brutally tortured and murdered in Mississippi in 1955, sparking the civil rights movement. It was introduced by Democratic Rep. Bobby L. Rush of Illinois in the House, as well as the Senses. Cory Booker, a Democrat from New Jersey, and Tim Scott, a Republican from South Carolina.
While the measure passed unanimously in the US Senate, only three Republicans voted against the bill in the US House. These include Representatives Andrew Clyde of Georgia, Chip Roy of Texas and Thomas Massie of Kentucky.
A handful of North Carolina Democrats signed the legislation as co-sponsors, including Representatives GK Butterfield, David Price, Kathy Manning and Alma Adams.