N.C. Democrats Walk Out To Protest Republican Joining House
Last updated 11/2/2021 at 1:35pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dozens of North Carolina House Democrats left the chamber when Republicans seated a new member who has said he was just outside the U.S. Capitol during the insurrection in January.
All but a handful of Democratic caucus members left their desks for the exits as Rep. Donnie Loftis of Gaston County took the oath of office during Monday evening’s floor session, according to news outlets.
Gaston County Republicans last month picked Loftis -- a former county commissioner and Army veteran -- to succeed the late Rep. Dana Bumgardner and serve out the remainder of his two-y...