Linda Daves says Thomas Wright's troubles are not "an isolated incident."
In a statement today, the chairwoman of the N.C. Republican Party said that the former state representative's conviction on three counts of fraud are part of a problem with "entrenched Democrat power" in Raleigh.
Democrats have spent far too much time in courtrooms on the wrong side of justice instead of working for the interests of those who elected them. The fact that Mr. Wright used his position in the General Assembly to commit fraud is unacceptable. The fact that he did so by pocketing funds intended to be used for the benefit of the people of North Carolina is among the most egregious and reprehensible betrayals of the public trust.
She said that Republicans and Democrats should work together to "end the culture of corruption in Raleigh."