North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper was ‘disappointed’ in Congress for not meeting the “very basic obligation of funding the government.”
Yet he vetoed meeting the very basic obligation of funding the North Carolina government last year.
Cooper is on track to break the veto record set by Democrat Governor Beverly Perdue.
During her one-term tenure, Perdue had 20 vetoes – 19 in one year. Republican Governor Pat McCrory had 6 over his one term.
Roy Cooper already has racked up 13 in his first 10 months. They were all overridden by the General Assembly.
Since veto power was granted to Governors in North Carolina, there have been 49 vetoes.
Veto Record by term since 1996:
1997-2000 = 0 Gov. Hunt (Dem)
2001-2008 = 10 Gov. Easley (Dem)
2009-2012 = 20 Gov. Perdue (Dem)
2013-2016 = 6 Gov. McCrory (Rep)
2017-2020 = 13 Gov. Cooper (Dem)