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North Carolina lawmaker officially leaves Dems for GOP, says turning point was American flag criticism
North Carolina state Rep. Tricia Cotham gives GOP veto-proof majority in legislature by switching parties.
State Rep. Tricia Cotham, who represents a district near Charlotte, joined state House and Senate Republican leaders at the North Carolina GOP headquarters for a press conference to unveil her switch.
The "modern-day Democratic Party has become unrecognizable to me and others across the state," said Cotham. "I will not be controlled by anyone."
The turning point for Cotham, she explained, was when she was criticized for using the American flag and praying hands emoji on social media and on her vehicles.