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As Cooper is sworn in, outgoing McCrory finds fault with HB2 opponents, ACC

Roy Cooper wasted no time with the start of the New Year in taking the oath of office to become the 75th governor of North Carolina.

Gov. Cooper posting on social media just after midnight:

“It is the honor of my life to be your governor, and to work for all of North Carolina. I pledge to give my very best to the people of this great state of North Carolina, the state I love and where I have spent my life.”

Photo: Office of Governor Roy Cooper

His predecessor, Pat McCrory, also used social media in his final days in the governor’s mansion to offer a 15-minute assessment of the past four years. McCrory skipped the traditional year-end interviews with the media and instead offered his take on You Tube.

He voiced pride in how his administration shaped the economy, addressed teacher pay, and tackled the coal ash clean-up. As for HB2, McCrory called the outcry over the anti-LGBT law that he signed in March a “manufactured crisis.”

He also took a parting shot at the ACC for its decision to move  its championship football game from Charlotte to Orlando because of the discriminatory HB2:

“I thought it was a travesty, and by the way, they didn’t do a good job of filling up the seats in Orlando,” he said. “They were giving away tickets.”

Click below to hear McCrory discuss reaction to the so-called “bathroom bill.”

6 Comments


  1. Jennifer

    January 1, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    McCrory..you are the biggest loser of all..I really think you want the poor, underprivileged, non-whites and gays, anyone who isn’t the White Male to die..you are a low life..despicable..making people live like worms crawling around the earth and not expanding Medicaid. Be very ashamed of yourself. You are as corrupt and greedy as politicians come. Get the hell out of politics and go sit in front of bathrooms and ask people their sex before they enter..that’s about your level of intelligence. Moron

  2. Thatgirl

    January 1, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Pat sounds just like his new boss don.

  3. Dave Mack

    January 2, 2017 at 1:05 am

    McCrory is an idiot. A Republican Puppet, Right-Wing conservative nut-job. Thinking that the Christian Right were his friends. ” Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles?” Looks as if McCrory was doing just that. As he tried to gather those grapes and figs, he fell amongst the thorns and thistles. The Church should stay OUT of politics and governmental politics out of the Church. Most so-called Christians I have dealt with – and I was a church organist for 35 years – are vile, vicious, hate-spewing hypocrites who smile and grin in your face and have NO TOLERANCE OR FORGIVENESS IN THEIR BLACK HEARTS! Well Pat, you found out that they were the wolves you tried to pander to. Now run along and see if Herr Trump has something else you can screw up. Good riddance!

  4. Carroll

    January 2, 2017 at 7:52 am

    He was an awful Governor as is the current legislatures. This behavior has taken North Carolina back to the 50’store. Our reputation has been tarnished across the country.

  5. Randy Bynum

    January 2, 2017 at 11:31 am

    The bigotry you see in North Carolina is a throw back to the 1950-1960’s when I grew up there. With a RINO president and a Republican congress you are going see the biggest divide in our country since the period leading up to desegregation.

  6. Charles Hurst

    January 2, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Pat you are a governor to be praise for doing what was right. The ones against you are idiots for wanting men in the restroom with their daughters and their wife.

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