NEWS & OBSERVER: Tillis leaves his ‘political comfort zone’ to take on marriage, guns and more

“Sen. Thom Tillis regrets nothing. On Tuesday, President Joe Biden planned to sign into law a historic bill that federally protects the marriages of same-sex and interracial couples. Tillis, a Republican from North Carolina, helped ensure that the bill passed through Congress. His willingness to work with Democrats on bills like the Respect for Marriage Act, a major gun bill signed this year or an immigration proposal that is now in the works, has left some constituents questioning his loyalty.

‘Voters are tired of sending elected representatives to Washington who betray their values,’ Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of the NC Values Coalition, said . . . ‘We need true leaders who stand for truth and their constituents’ values; instead, Senators Tillis and Burr are charting a collision course with their base voters.’”

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