The investigation is yet another liability for the embattled attorney general, who is facing a years-old criminal case, a separate, newer FBI investigation, and a Republican primary opponent who is seeking to make electoral hay of the various controversies.
Senate Bill 300 was proposed by members of the North Carolina State Senate and House of Representatives that would provide mental health assistance resources to members of law enforcement around the state while targeting insubordinate and overly aggressive officers.
“I would guess that he is issuing these executive orders in large part because he thinks he won’t be able to get legislation through the Senate, and he wants to have an immediate effect," ECU's Dr. Brad Lockerbie said.
“We live in this hyper-polarized time, but we’re not necessarily seeing that many pieces of legislation that are hyper-partisan come out. And one of the reasons for that is filibuster,” Elon University's Jason Husser said.
U.S. officials found no evidence that foreign actors changed votes or otherwise disrupted the voting process in last November’s presidential election, according to government reports Tuesday affirming the integrity of the contest won by President Joe Biden.
Matt Schlapp, chairman of the Conservative Political Action Conference and a Trump ally, said discussion panels on election integrity would highlight “huge” evidence of illegal voting in Georgia, Nevada and elsewhere that ultimately swung the election for Democrat Joe Biden.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell underscored the U.S. economy’s ongoing weakness Tuesday in remarks that suggested that the Fed sees no need to alter its ultra-low interest rate policies anytime soon.