Cooper Lies, Breaks Promises to North Carolinians

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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 following is a joint statement from Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland):

“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.”


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  • commented 2017-10-20 12:12:19 -0400
    Gov. Cooper is doing exactly what he said he would not do when the HB2 issue was settled so that the state of NC could move ahead without this type of political distraction. Don’t know why he is so intent on bringing up something that divides us when this issue had been for all practical purposes laid to rest.
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