I guess none of us is surprised to see this happen. I didn't think the pileup would start this quickly, though. The second Democrat in the N.C. House has called for Jim Black to resign.
Rep. Pricey Harrison, a Democrat from Greensboro does have a slightly different take on the situation. He thinks Black should temporarily step down from his leadership position. Maybe this keeps him from the vulture-circling-the-body category, but it is unmistakably a sign that Democrats in the NC legislature are losing confidence in Jim Black's ability to lead effectively while he is dealing with his legal issues.
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Other Democrats remain loyal to Black as is evidenced in an interview in The Charlotte Observer:
"I expect it to snowball more and more and more," said former Rep. Ronnie Smith, a Democrat from Carteret County who remains staunchly in support of Black. "He can look to other members to do just what these two did."
I don't know if Jim Black will be attending the Mecklenburg County Convention today. I will let you know what the buzz is.