Desperate to change the subject away from his signature of HB2 into law, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory hoped a sign unveiling along U.S. 70 would do the trick: It didn’t.
After praising the assembled media on their interest in roads, the tone quickly shifted as McCrory grew frustrated with questions regarding his defense of anti-transgender legislation. McCrory issued a curt reply–dodging the questions and pivoting to jobs and roads–and quickly retreated to his waiting car.
A day after the signing of a letter by 80 business executives calling for repeal of HB2, it is intriguing that McCrory would tout job growth while simultaneously defending a discriminatory law that puts North Carolina’s workforce at risk.
Published: Mar 30, 2016