Tillis chosen for position with Senate Republican leadership

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., speaks to federal judicial nominees during a Senate Judiciary Hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) two-term Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) to serve as a counselor to the Senate Republican leadership team. 

“North Carolina and the whole country benefit from his service and I’m glad he’s taking on this new leadership role,” McConnell said in a statement to Fox News. 

While the counsel position isn’t an official role, McConnell has historically offered one or two counselor positions to rank-and-file members of the Senate to have a seat at the leadership table, according to the report.