Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., left, and Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, pose questions to Ashton Carter on Feb. 4, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., left, and Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, pose questions to Ashton Carter on Feb. 4, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. J. Scott Applewhite AP
Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., left, and Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, pose questions to Ashton Carter on Feb. 4, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. J. Scott Applewhite AP

Senator from military-heavy NC says he’ll back Mattis for defense secretary

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