Democrats walk out as North Carolina House votes for resolution urging Congress to support Israel
Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, led the debate as the NC House voted unanimously Tuesday for House Resolution 897. It urges Congress to support Israel in response to unprovoked attacks from terrorist group Hamas.
However, a group of 12 House Democrats walked out of the chamber rather than vote on the resolution. It passed, 104-0.
The official House record records the following Democrats as “not voting”: Rep. John Autry of Mecklenburg County; Rep. Amber Baker, Forsyth; Rep. Gloristine Brown, Pitt; Rep. Kanika Brown, Forsyth; Rep. Maria Cervania, Wake; Rep. Terence Everitt, Wake; Rep. Pricey Harrison, Guilford; Rep. Nasif Majeed, Mecklenburg; Rep. Marcia Morey, Durham; Rep. Renee Price, Orange; Rep. Diamond Staton-Williams, Cabarrus ; and Rep. Julie von Haefen, Wake.