BOOM: Obama Administration Backs Off of Threat to Withhold Federal Funds From North Carolina

FILE- In this Aug. 23, 2007, file photo, a sign marks the entrance to a gender-neutral restroom at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt. Nearly all of the nation's 20 largest cities, including New York City, have local or state nondiscrimination laws that allow transgender people to use whatever bathroom they identify with, though a debate has raged around the topic nationwide. Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, signed an executive order on Monday, March 7, 2016, that guarantees people access to single-sex facilities consistent with their gender identity at city facilities, including offices, pools and recreation centers, without the need to show identification or any other proof of gender. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

As North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and Obama’s Department of Justice trade lawsuits, one of the key concerns was the threat of the DOJ to withhold federal funds from the state that are allotted for schools and public safety.


It was a callous and calculated threat, designed to force compliance to the twisted, amoral worldview being pushed by the Obama administration and other cultural Marxists.

Most likely, Attorney General Loretta Lynch felt the threat would be enough to appropriately hector Governor McCrory into submission.

It didn’t work.

Now it seems the federal government has stepped back from its initial attempts at strong arming the nation’s ninth largest state.


“The administration will not take action to withhold funding while this enforcement process is playing out in the courts,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told journalists during the daily press briefing.

President Barack Obama has said he believes the law is “wrong and should be overturned.”

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has argued that the state law is a “commonsense privacy policy” and that the Justice Department’s position is “baseless and blatant overreach.” His administration also filed a lawsuit Monday against the federal government.


The grounds for withholding the funds are allegedly based on a provision in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and several agencies are seeking to determine if that provision applies in this case.

Governor McCrory and his administration have asked the federal court system to clarify the law, as it pertains to the HB2 issue. McCrory has stated that because Obama has set his liberal attack dogs with the DOJ on the case, it has become a national issue, rather than simple an issue of North Carolina versus professional agents of outrage.



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