RALEIGH – The entire Republican caucus of the N.C. Senate came out this week to urge Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper to rescind the controversial appointment of LaWana Mayfield to the N.C. Human Relations Commission. The Charlotte City Councilwoman had previously tweeted that police were ‘homegrown terrorists,’ along with a slue of rhetoric that would make any reasonable person question her suitability for one the State’s most important commissions.
After pressure from lawmakers and others, and with little room to make more excuses for the inconsiderate selection of Mayfield, Cooper rescinded her appointment on Wednesday.
Related to the decision, Cooper’s spokesperson Ford Porter said the governor “values law enforcement and recognizes that more must be done to build meaningful respect and understanding between law enforcement and communities,” adding, that the administration didn’t “want any appointment to divert from the work of the Human Relations Commission in promoting equity for all North Carolinians.”
It is a welcome move from a governor that has consistently appease the Radical Leftists that have seemed to take over the Democratic Party in North Carolina.
The question remains, though, just how Mayfield’s selection made it through what is supposed to be a comprehensive vetting process in the governor’s Boards & Commissions office. There is a literally a team dedicated to cultivating, vetting, and appointing nominees to the hundreds of board and commissions the governor has a role in staffing. Either that team failed to properly vet Mayfield, or they simply didn’t find her comments concerning until they became the source of opposition from the legislature.