House Speaker Thom Tillis took the brunt of the criticism and tough questions about the midnight special session. In an interview Thursday afternoon with our Charlotte Observer colleague Jim Morrill, the Mecklenberg County Republican didn't back down. In fact, he said he'd do it again, if needed.
But then later in the interview, Tillis said such actions should be rare. And he even suggested the House didn't attempt to override the Energy Jobs Act, a bill reviled by environmentalists, because of transparency concerns.
Here's a few edited Q&As with the Republican speaker courtesy of Morrill.