Robert A. Rucho
|Member of the North Carolina Senate
from the 39th district
December 8, 1948 |
|Residence||Raleigh, North Carolina|
|Alma mater||Northeastern University
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Robert Anthony Rucho (born December 8, 1948) is a Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's thirty-ninth Senate district, including constituents in Mecklenburg County. A dentist from Matthews, North Carolina, Rucho is currently (2013-2014 session) serving in his seventh (non-consecutive) term in the state Senate.
Rucho served as co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee until his abrupt resignation in June 2013 in a dispute with Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger over tax reform policy. Berger never accepted the resignation and the next month, Rucho resumed his chairmanship.
Views on the Affordable Care Act
Rucho gained much criticism, including from within his own party, after he had tweeted “Justice Robert’s pen & Obamacare has done more damage to the USA then [sic] the swords of the Nazis, Soviets & terrorists combined” at 7:41 on Sunday, December 15, 2013 
- Official legislative site
- Raleigh News & Observer profile
- News & Observer: Rucho retakes legislative seat
- AP: Rucho resigns co-chair spot in spat with Berger
- News & Observer Under the Dome: Rucho back in front
- RUGG, DIANA. "Senator Bob Rucho compares Obamacare to Nazis". NBC Charlotte. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
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