RALEIGH (AP) — Protesters with the “Moral Monday” movement plan demonstrations at the home-state offices of North Carolina’s U.S. senators to protest their opposition to President Obama’s nominee to be the nation’s next attorney general.
The North Carolina branch of the NAACP says it will hold protests Monday afternoon outside the Raleigh and Charlotte offices of U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis. Protesters will also demonstrate outside the office of U.S. Sen. Richard Burr in Wilmington.
The two Republicans say they will vote against confirming Loretta Lynch over her support for the U.S. Justice Department’s ongoing legal challenge to North Carolina’s GOP-backed voter ID law. Tillis championed the measure when he was the North Carolina House speaker.
Lynch is a Greensboro native who’s now a federal prosecutor in New York.