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McCrory has used the same “fear” rhetoric on HB2 he now criticizes

McCrory responded “not a fear” when asked  “what is your fear? as you know, there is a misconception that transgendered are somehow molesters.” “Kelly pressed McCrory several times on the rhetoric surrounding House Bill 2. ‘What is the fear about the transgender situation in the bathrooms?’ she asked. ‘Mine is not a fear,’ McCrory responded. ‘I don’t like the rhetoric that’s often used on the right saying what the fear is.” (McCrory on The Kelly FileFox News4/28/16, 9:45pm; WRAL4/29/16)

  • FLASHBACK: McCrory stated bathroom ordinance, “could also create major public safety issues by putting citizens in possible danger from deviant actions by individuals taking improper advantage of a bad policy.”  ““McCrory said in an email to the council’s two Republicans, Ed Driggs and Kenny Smith. “This shift in policy could also create major public safety issues by putting citizens in possible danger from deviant actions by individuals taking improper advantage of a bad policy.” (Charlotte Observer2/22/16)
  • 3/24/16: McCrory again cited “major public safety issues by putting citizens in possible danger from deviant actions” “‘This shift in policy could also create major public safety issues by putting citizens in possible danger from deviant actions by individuals taking improper advantage of a bad policy,’ McCrory said in an email to ThinkProgress, after Charlotte passed its ordinance. ”Also, this action of allowing a person with male anatomy, for example, to use a female restroom or locker room will most likely cause immediate State legislative intervention which I would support as governor.” (Business Insider3/24/16)

NCGOP Video featuring McCrory links transgender people in bathrooms to sex predators. “The North Carolina Republican Party has released an online video ad criticizing state Attorney General Roy Cooper, the Democratic nominee for governor, for not acting against Charlotte’s anti-discrimination ordinance.” (News & Observer3/23/16)

3/29/16: McCrory claims HB2 “was passed to protect men women and children when they use a public restroom, shower or locker-room.” “Unfortunately, that has occurred when legislation was passed to protect men women and children when they use a public restroom, shower or locker-room.” (McCrory for Governor Press Release, 3/29/16)