What They Are Saying: Tillis Officially Files For Re-election And Reiterates Firm Stance Against Impeachment
December 10th, 2019
“U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis cemented his support for President Donald Trump amid impeachment proceedings as the incumbent Republican senator filed to run for a second term.” – Raleigh News & Observer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Senator Thom Tillis yesterday filed for re-election in Raleigh and discussed his record of working with President Trump to move North Carolina forward. He also reiterated his opposition to impeachment, an issue one of his Democratic challengers, Cal Cunningham, has refused to take a position on.
Coverage from Tillis’ filing event can be found below.
- U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis cemented his support for President Donald Trump amid impeachment proceedings as the incumbent Republican senator filed to run for a second term.
- Tillis had been characterized previously by Politico as a “probably no” vote on impeachment. He told reporters on Monday in downtown Raleigh that there’s no “probably” about it.
- “Based on everything I’ve seen right now, I don’t know why they even put ‘probably’ in there. I’ve said that the whole process is flawed, it’s been unfair. I’ve read the transcript, I’ve read the whistleblower complaint. I’ve been briefed up on some of the other interviews that we’ll get more information when I sit as a juror, but I’m a definite no,” Tillis said.
- U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis began his 2020 campaign on Monday, December 9, by officially refiling for re-election.
- Tillis said he has more work to do in a second term.“I want to go back for another six years and continue the good work that we’ve accomplished under President Trump. President Trump has endorsed me because he knows on the matters that matter most, I’ve been with him more than virtually anybody in the delegation here in North Carolina and anyone in the U.S. Senate,” Tillis said.
- U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina) filed to run for re-election Monday, saying he’ll vote against removing President Trump from office if the House impeaches him.
- Tillis said, “The whole process is flawed. It’s been unfair. I’ve read the transcript. I’ve read the whistleblower complaint. I’ve been briefed up on some of the other interviews that we’ll get more information when I sit as a juror. But, I’m a definite no.”
- “I want to go back for another six years to continue the good work that we’ve accomplished under President Trump,” Tillis proclaimed Monday as he filed for the 2020 election at the State Board of Elections office in Raleigh. “President Trump has endorsed me because he knows on the matters that matter most I’ve been with him more than anyone in the North Carolina delegation and anyone in the U.S. Senate.”
- “More people working, wages increasing, increased spending for defense,” Tillis said. “Those are the things general election voters are going to respond to and that’s why I believe President Trump will be reelected.”
- U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis dropped President Donald Trump’s name repeatedly as he filed for re-election Monday, making his support redundantly clear as he heads into a monster campaign season.
- The North Carolina Republican told reporters he’s “a definite no” on impeachment and said he wasn’t worried about a potential primary challenge.He promised to “defend the president every step of the way” and told the couple dozen supporters who turned up at the State Board of Elections to watch him file about pair of recent phone calls from the president.
- Tillis, a former Speaker of the House in the North Carolina legislature, said this race is going to boil down to the classic question of cyclical politics: Are you better off now than you were four years ago? “The answer’s yes,” he said. “It’s the reason why the president’s going to win re-election.”
- U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R–North Carolina, made his campaign for re-election official Monday by filling documents ahead of the Dec. 20 deadline.
- Tillis told reporters Monday that his record sets him apart from his contenders. Over the past year, the senator has been a champion for veterans and an opponent of sanctuary policies.