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House Speaker on HB2: Five days is too little time to repeal law written and passed in 12 hours

N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore

N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore

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.

3 Comments


  1. Pertains!

    May 5, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Yep! The ones that passed this unnecessary law probably benefited from the tax cuts they keep ramming in to help the most wealthy. These tax cuts have shown no benefit to the majority of NC citizens.
    If NC loses a billion or so what the difference? The current group of elected politicians would probably vote to eliminate DPI and not feel any pangs of remorse.
    All you “down ballot” / up for reelection in November politicians better do your most damage while you still can because you will not be reelected.
    Meet and take a vote just like you did when you passed HB2.
    All in favor of repealing HB2 raise your hand/or say yes and abracadabra it is repealed!

  2. Beauford Burton

    May 5, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    The Dept. of Justice has told NC that HB2 is illegal because it discriminates on the basis of sex. I have a few arguments to that ignorance from the DOJ.
    First, the DOJ is to enforce the law, not to interpret it. Second, there is nothing in the law that has changed the definition of sex, especially related to gender. Third, if anyone in the DOJ or anywhere else doesn’t understand the definition of sexual gender simply uncover yourself and look. If you’re blind, feel. If you’re too fat, use a mirror.

  3. Andy

    May 6, 2016 at 9:04 am

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