In the Sept. 16 news article “McCrory blames politics for HB2 fallout,” Gov. Pat McCrory has the temerity to blame his growing House Bill 2 problems on politics – “I’ve got to assume it’s politics because this is the No. 1 state (in presidential and gubernatorial races in the U.S.).”
Has the governor forgotten the immediate outcry and loss of business that occurred as soon as HB2 was rushed through the General Assembly and long before anyone knew who would be presidential finalists?
The governor does his best to convince us that HB2 is common-sense legislation when in fact it is pure politics. In fact, the governor admits as much later in the article when he stated: “That is a pretty big change in society norms, which I thought deserves to be challenged.” No doubt pressure from religious Alliance Defending Freedom lobbyists and knowing any objection he raised would be swiftly overridden by the Republican-controlled GA helped cement his position.
Hopefully, after the election, when the governor is once again working full-time for Duke Energy, he will have the time and distance to understand the speciousness of his stated reasons for defending HB2.