In the Oct. 19 news article “In email, McCrory’s general counsel said governor fought against HB2” about Gov. Pat McCrory’s emails, his general counsel, Bob Stephens, defended the governor by saying that McCrory did fight against House Bill 2 but eventually signed it because his veto would most likely have been overridden.
It is a shame McCrory did not follow the example of Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s actions in vetoing an anti-discriminatory law passed by the Georgia legislature around the same time frame. Deal stated: “House Bill 757 doesn’t reflect Georgia’s welcoming image as a state full of “warm, friendly and loving people.”
McCrory, however, showed that he did not have the courage to do the right thing for our state, and North Carolina is losing business because of it.