The self-destructive hole digging by North Carolina’s top political leaders on HB2 continues apace. Today it’s House Speaker Tim Moore manning the backhoe of state. According to Colin Campbell of Raleigh’s News & Observer, Moore has made plain that the General Assembly won’t be meeting yesterday’s demand from the U.S. Department of Justice that the state roll back its new discrimination law.
Without any apparent sense of irony, Moore rejected the idea that the state could repeal the law in time to meet the Feds’ Monday deadline:
“That deadline will come and go. We don’t ever want to lose any money, but we’re not going to get bullied by the Obama administration to take action prior to Monday’s date. That’s not how this works.”
How it works, huh? Thanks for clearing that up. Mr. Speaker. Somehow, the DOJ must have gotten the impression that the General Assembly could act very quickly when it wanted to. Can’t imagine what could have given them that idea.