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.”