WRAL Ed Board Slams Dan Bishop For His “Ideological Self-Interest”

April 22, 2024

Ed Board Calls Bishop Out of Step with North Carolinians

Washington, DC — Last week, WRAL’s Editorial Board slammed GOP Rep. Dan Bishop, who is running for North Carolina Attorney General, for his recent congressional votes. They write, “In just one week Bishop voted against broadly bipartisan, consensus legislation to: Help American workers; Save endangered turtles and; Recognize opportunities for children to play and learn.”

WRAL’s Editorial Board pointed out, “How out of step is U.S. Rep. Dan Bishop of Charlotte with the nation, North Carolina and even most of his fellow Republicans? A look at last week’s key votes in the U.S. House of Representatives offers a clear and dramatic illustration.”


“The vote on Foxx’s bill – and two other pieces of legislation that overwhelmingly passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week – are stark and stunning displays of just how ideologically rigid Bishop is, how his political isolation fails the needs of his constituents he is supposed to represent.” 

The reality is these votes are more reflective of Bishop’s typical voting behavior than any kind of exception. It must be noted that Bishop, when a member of the state legislature, was the author of the notorious and disastrous 2016 House Bill 2. It was later essentially repealed – with a majority of Republicans and Democrats supporting the move.” 

“Quite a record for someone who also is seeking statewide office – attorney general – in North Carolina.”

The Ed Board then asks the questions every North Carolina voter should be asking themselves.

“What does that say about whose interests he’ll be representing? What does it say about the priorities he’ll bring to the critical position of representing the state in legal matters, providing legal guidance, when requested, to the governor, the General Assembly and other public agencies and other duties?”

“Will he be guided by what is best for the ideological and partisan biases of Dan Bishop or by the law and what is best for the state?”

The Ed Board concludes, “Bishop’s record, particularly as reflected by his votes last week, provides the clear answer.”



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