The shame of it all. A Democrat actually doing something to create jobs that are not dependent on the government. From Yahoo News:
A North Carolina lawmaker says she feels “rotten” after accidentally voting to override the veto of a bill to legalize fracking—the controversial technique of extracting natural gas—in the state.
Rep. Becky Carney, a Democrat from Mecklenburg, said she accidentally voted late Monday to override the governor’s veto after asking fellow Democrats to uphold it. The House voted 72-47 against the veto—with Carney’s vote clinching the number of votes needed for the override.
“It is late,” Carney told WRAL-TV. “Here we are rushing to make these kind of decisions this time of night.” The vote was called shortly before 11:30 p.m. ET.
“I feel rotten, and I feel tired,” she continued. “And I feel that mistakes are made constantly when people are tired. But I take responsibility for my vote.”
After realizing her error, Carney could be heard on the House floor saying, “”Oh, my God—it won’t let me change my vote.”
Under state law, lawmakers can change their vote if they make a mistake—unless their vote changes the outcome.
“There’s a green button and a red button,” House Speaker Thom Tillis told the News & Observer. “They should know which one to push.”