— North Carolina Republican Party Communications Director Jeff Hauser released the following statement in response to the press conference by House Minority Leader Rep. Darren Jackson:
"The press conference held by Rep. Jackson is nothing more than a stunt to deflect attention from his office's failure to adequately inform his members of the House rules and State Constitution. They could have walked out at any point during discussion on the budget to ensure a quorum was not present, yet House Democrats chose to posture on the House floor for their 15 minutes of fame. The bottom line is that Rep. Jackson's months-long obstruction came to a close in spectacularly incompetent fashion. As a result, teachers are closer to their well-deserved raises, schools are nearer to funding for capital projects, and more hurricane relief funding is but one step away from going to areas that need it."
- Contact: Jeff Hauser