'Traitor Thom Tillis' blasted by angry North Carolina voters who want to throw him out for impeachment vote
Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina, photo by Gage Skidmore

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) was harshly criticized on Friday after voting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to block witnesses from testifying during President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

Tillis is facing voters in 2020 as he stands for his first re-election.

Even before the vote on witnesses, Tillis was calling for a vote to acquit Trump.

State Sen. Erica Smith, one of the Democrats challenging Tillis, blasted the vote.

“Based on the documents from the House and what the House impeachment leaders and presenters have shared, it appears our president is guilty of obstruction of Congress as well as getting foreign assistance as it pertains to Joe Biden’s son,” Smith told the Charlottesville Observer.

The decision was also ripped by Cal Cunningham, who is also running against Tillis.

“If Senator Tillis actually cared about fairness or his sworn constitutional duty, he would have voted to permit witnesses today — instead he denied North Carolinians' valuable information, not only to aid Mitch McConnell’s cover up of President Trump, but to maintain his good graces with the White House as he seeks reelection,” Cunningham said.

Others had even harsher criticism.