Opinion: Dan Bishop, Atwitter

State senator from Charlotte had an active Thursday, in 140-character increments


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North Carolina General Assembly

State Senator Dan Bishop, a Mecklenburg County Republican, had a pretty active day yesterday on Twitter. Between 3:30 and 11:15 p.m., he tweeted or retweeted 46 times on such matters as the Comey hearing, legislative Republicans’ rejection of Governor Cooper’s call for a special session on district lines, and the perfidy of the “cloak and dagger big media.” Bishop, a former county commissioner and state representative, is best known for his co-sponsorship of House Bill 2.

He’s also well-known for proposing legislation that would provide a State Highway Patrol member as security for a former governor for a year after he or she leaves office. Bishop was prompted to do this after former Governor Pat McCrory was confronted by a group of chanting activists in Washington, D.C., in January. Bishop’s bill was filed March 9 and remains in committee. 

Below is a sampling of his Thursday tweets, presented without amplification as a kind of public service. Click the links to see the tweets that induced his responses. Should you wish to peruse the entire batch, click here.

Colin Campbell is a legislative reporter for the News & Observer in Raleigh.

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