Published in The Progressive Pulse
Sen. Thom Tillis has garnered himself a smattering of national attention recently by making some modest gestures of opposition to one of Donald Trump’s most outrageous actions — the plan to fund his border wall via a declaration of national emergency. (As an aside, isn’t it interesting that he chose to speak out in the Washington Post rather than a home state news outlet?)
And while any opposition that can be mustered to the policies of the Great Prevaricator is certainly better than nothing, it needs to be pointed out that:
a) Tillis’s opposition is purely symbolic (the votes simply aren’t there to override a Trump veto on the issue), and
b) on the fights that really do matter, Tillis continues to vote and act in lockstep with Trump.
In other words, any talk of Tillis being some kind of “maverick” is just plain silly.