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Pat McCrory Delivers Parting Words on Anti-LGBT Law He Passed

Pat McCrory

The former North Carolina governor mourned the “manufactured crisis” after he passed HB2.  

If you think Pat McCrory might have learned some humility after losing reelection over his anti-LGBT law, think again.

The former governor of North Carolina spoke in a video message about HB2, the anti-trans "bathroom bill" that ignited entertainment and sports league boycotts of the state throughout 2016. The bill, which prevents transgender people from using restrooms and changing rooms matching their gender identity, was in response to a Charlotte nondiscrimination ordinance--and that's who McCrory chooses to blame in his response.

"I wish I had been successful in convincing Charlotte not to start this masquerade of an issue," he said. "There's no doubt it had an impact on my future election and North Carolina in an unfair way."

He faulted the ACC in particular for removing championship games from the state and called the backlash against HB2 an "outside targeted campaign against our state."

He also reduced the issue of transgender rights to a "manufactured social issue."

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper was sworn in shortly after New Year's Eve. Earlier in December, the North Carolina legislature adjourned a special session without repealing the notorious law.

Watch McCrory talk about the law below.

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