We now live in a country that is more concerned with individual accomplishments and playing political games than what is best for the people or the nation. This kind of sentiment is being expressed by the North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper.
As I reported, NC has passed a law concerning the use of bathrooms. It states that men have to go to the men’s room, and women have to go to the women’s room. It also states that cities and counties cannot pass laws to the contrary. I also reported that corporations and sports organizations have threatened the state. Now the AG is not planning to defend the state in court.
North Carolina’s attorney general said Tuesday that he won’t defend in court a newly enacted state law preventing local governments from passing anti-discrimination rules meant to protect gay, lesbian and transgender people.
Cooper, a Democrat, who is challenging Republican Gov. Pat McCrory in the November election, described the law as “a national embarrassment” that conflicted with his own department’s anti-discrimination rules and “will set North Carolina’s economy back” if it is not repealed.
So, we have an Attorney General that is challenging the current Governor. This same governor was the leading force behind this new law. And now, as a lawsuit looms, Cooper is refusing to defend the state that elected him?
I hope he does not think that this is going to look good on his resume’. There seems to be a conflict of interest, on stopping Cooper from doing his job.
North Carolina Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger called on Cooper to resign, saying the attorney general’s “zeal for pandering for the extreme left’s money and agenda in his race for governor is making it impossible for him to fulfill his duties.”
Cooper responded that he had no plans to step down.
But to stand in opposition to what is right may mean the end of a lack luster career for Cooper. As a North Carolinian, I for one hope so.