McCrory campaign calls Cooper video on H.B. 2 shameful

NSJ Photo Staff—North State Journal
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper speaks during a news conference on March 29 in Raleigh

RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory’s campaign is calling a video released Monday by Attorney General Roy Cooper “shameful.”In the video Cooper urges McCrory to call for House Bill 2 to be overturned. He says to “set politics aside and undo this discriminatory law now.” Cooper, who is running against McCrory in this fall’s gubernatorial race, released the video as a de facto political ad, ending the 71-second clip with his “Roy Cooper for North Carolina” logo.
“The Attorney General is clearly not doing his job issuing campaign statements on this matter,” said Ricky Diaz, communications director for the McCrory campaign. “He has teamed up with out-of-state CEOs to smear North Carolina. This is the major candidate for governor for the other party trying to trash the state’s economy for his own personal gain, and that is wrong and it’s shameful.”McCrory appeared on CNN earlier Wednesday afternoon defending the attacks on North Carolina in the wake of H.B. 2, saying that protecting all students’ privacy is important and special accommodations should be made by schools for transgender students. “I’m concerned about the other students, too,” he said.