Despicable. Faithless. Conniving. Liberal.
As was reported earlier this week, a deal was struck between North Carolina’s lawmakers and the Charlotte City Council to mutually repeal both HB2 – the “bathroom bill” – and the Charlotte ordinance that made the bathroom bill a necessity, for the safety and privacy of the state’s citizens.
Outgoing Governor Pat McCrory had announced that he would call a special session to repeal HB2, pursuant to Charlotte repealing the ordinance – and agreement that all parties seemed to agree with.
This move would, essentially, reset conditions in the state and put things back the way they were before.
Governor-elect Roy Cooper even took a victory lap on the agreement, as if he had done this on his own.
The Charlotte City Council voted Monday to repeal part of its non-discrimination ordinance. Specifically, council members voted to strike the part of its ordinance dealing just with access to bathrooms.
At the time of the vote, council members said they were voting to repeal the entire ordinance as part of a deal brokered between legislative Republicans and Democrat Governor-Elect Roy Cooper.
However, what he did do (besides working with Democrat lawmakers to convince the Charlotte City Council to hold off on a repeal until after the election), apparently, is collude with the Council to deceive North Carolina’s lawmakers and citizens.
Members of the public had no way of knowing what the council was actually voting on at Monday’s meeting because the vote was not announced ahead of time and copies of the proposal were not made available to reporters—or anyone else—present for the vote.
The council’s partial repeal has now become a major sticking point for some Republican lawmakers who feel the city did not uphold its end of the deal, a legislative source with knowledge of the ongoing discussions told On Your Side Investigates Tuesday night.
Governor McCrory had called for the special session on Wednesday, but with this new revelation, it remains to be seen if the state General Assembly will uphold their end of the deal.
On a side note, Charlie Reece, a councilman out of Durham County (you know – the same Durham County of the last minute “found” 94,000 ballots) has stated that once HB2 is repealed, Durham will take up the same kind of ordinance as that of Charlotte, and will begin this bathroom nightmare, all over again.
Durham City Councilman @CharlieReece says Durham will take up non-discrimination Ordinances if #HB2 is repealed #ncpol #ncga https://t.co/6zPZ6UNPva
— NC Conservatives (@NCConservatism) December 21, 2016
North Carolina Democrats are the dirtiest players in the game.
Am I even slightly uncomfortable with Republicans neutering Roy Cooper, at this point?
Not in the slightest. For the well-being of our citizens, it can be no other way.
North Carolina citizens can go here to contact their state representatives, to urge them to keep HB2 in place.
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