Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) thinks its unfair he can’t get a job because of his anti-LGBT record, The Hill reports.
McCrory said in an interview that the anti-LGBT human rights bathroom law he presided over “has impacted me to this day, even after I left office. People are reluctant to hire me, because ‘oh my gosh, he’s a bigot’ — which is the last thing I am.”
He blamed critics of the law, which prevented transgender people from using the bathroom of the gender they identify as.
“If you disagree with the politically correct thought police on this new definition of gender, you’re a bigot, you’re the worst of evil,” McCrory said. “It’s almost as if I broke a law.”
McCrory was expected to receive a place in the Trump administration, but so far has not. In the interview he gave he didn’t say whether he had a chance at a job working for Trump, or whether he’d run for governor in the future.
The North Carolina Democratic party released a statement in response to McCrory’s complaints:
“North Carolina has already lost hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity and thousands of jobs as a direct result of House Bill 2, but I guess we can start adding Gov. McCrory’s career to the total as well.”
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