Rep. Robert Brawley, NC caucus go separate ways
A North Carolina House Republican is officially on the outs with the rest of the chamber's GOP caucus.
Rep. Robert Brawley of Iredell County and a key House Republican leader confirmed Wednesday that Brawley will no longer be attending House Republican Caucus meetings following a no-confidence vote Tuesday.
Brawley has been a critic of Speaker Thom Tillis, penning a letter questioning his leadership in the weeks before the U.S. Senate primary Tillis won. Brawley resigned his finance committee chairmanship last year during a flap with Tillis.
Majority Leader Edgar Starnes says caucus members wanted the vote because Brawley was speaking publicly about caucus business. Brawley served 18 years in the House until 1998 and returned last year. He lost his own primary this month.
WRAL-TV first reported the political breakup.