RALEIGH – Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and Speaker of the N.C. House Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) responded Thursday to Roy Cooper’s most recent Leftist push into bathrooms. The leaders rightly pointed out that Cooper campaigned on avoiding social issues, but now constantly stirs the pot by forcing progressive social issues upon North Carolinians.
“During his gubernatorial campaign, Roy Cooper promised ‘…Instead of social issues, I’ll focus on our schools and keeping good teachers with better pay.’ And in his State of the State Address in March, he claimed we should ‘listen to North Carolinians urging us to set aside divisive social issues.’
Yet late yesterday afternoon, Gov. Cooper went back on his word by proposing a legal settlement with the parties suing his own state that is inconsistent with the deal he negotiated to repeal HB2.”
The legislative leaders issued a joint statement to point out Cooper’s hypocrisy.
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“Roy Cooper made a deal with the business community and the legislature to repeal HB2 and put divisive social issues that North Carolinians are sick of hearing about behind us, and his attempt to resurrect these issues shows he acted in bad faith and lied about wanting to end the focus on HB2.
“We trust the court will reject the governor’s latest stunt, which is inconsistent with the deal he negotiated to repeal HB2.”
Make no mistake, Cooper is relying on such Leftist causes to serve as attention-grabbing campaign talking points in 2020, when he will undoubtedly try to cover up how weak and ineffective he was while at the Governor’s Mansion.
Democrats find it hard to win by being honest about their intentions on issues of taxes, economic policy, the size of government, and even social issues. So, instead, they fear monger and tap into progressives’ affinity for controlling our lives in the name of ‘fairness, inclusion, and equality’ in order to motivate Democrat base voters.