North Carolina’s former Governor can’t find a job because of his anti-LGBT law
Months after being booted out of office, North Carolina’s disgraced former Governor Pat McCrory says he can’t get a job because of LGBT activists.
Republican Governor Pat McCrory was booted out of office in November’s election after the state lost a string of big investment ventures thanks to his decision to sign anti-LGBT law HB2, which voided all local ordinances protecting LGBT rights, banned transgender people from using their preferred bathroom, and permitted businesses to discriminate against LGBT people on the grounds of religious belief.
McCrory was rumoured to be in line for a job under President Trump, but was ultimately omitted from the Trump cabinet.
Currently a gentleman of leisure, McCrory has this week complained that the controversy over LGBT rights means that no-one will hire him.
Reflecting on being too toxic to hire, he told the Charlotte Observer: “[HB2] 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.
In an interview with the WORLD podcast, he added: “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. It’s almost as if I broke a law.”
“[I] had ongoing discussions with the Trump administration, but at this point in time nothing has come to fruition.”
He added that some universities had turned him down for teaching posts, claiming they “have shown reluctance because of student protests”.
The ex-politician added: “I’ve currently accepted several opportunities in business to do work that I’d done prior to becoming governor in consulting and advisory board positions, and I’ve also been exploring other opportunities in academia, nonprofits and government… and I’ll hopefully be making some of those decisions in the near future.”
A Democratic spokesperson said: “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.”