ICYMI: McCrory ‘struggles to position’ in GOP #NCSEN extreme primary domain
An Associated Press report exposed the multitude of dilemmas in which former Gov. Pat McCrory finds himself as he “struggles to position himselfIn a field of Republican candidates favorable to the cancellation of the results of the elections of 2020, and of the stakes of his past which still haunt him today.
Read more from The Associated Press on the growing challenges of McCrory’s attempt at a “return policy. ”
- RUN TO THE RIGHT: The Republican base has changed since his time as mayor of Charlotte and now he finds himself “confront tough right-wing politicians. “As the article Remarks: “It forced McCrory to try and win over the Trump loyalists who took over the party in his absence. It was not easy for the former governor, who once said that Trump is “destroying democracy.”
- ABILITY DISORDERS: McCrory was “repulsedBy Trump after losing his re-election as governor and being dismissed for a post in the administration because of his past criticism of Trump. According to report, “The day after the Jan. 6 Capitol uprising, McCrory argued that Trump lost” because of his personality. “make love[ed] him to the new wave of Trump loyalists in the state. “
- HB2 HISTORY: Most people know McCrory for signing hateful, transphobic legislation that ultimately sank his political career. CNDP President Bobbie Richardson told the AP: “We remember HB2, and we remember the damage it caused to our state and the loss of jobs… I don’t think people are going to forget, and I know we as Democrats , let’s not allow people to forget. “He still has”refuses to say if he regrets having signed the measure. “
“Halloween may be over, but the skeletons in McCrory’s closet are fully on display” NCDP spokeswoman Kate Frauenfelder said. “McCRory’s desperate attempt to make a political comeback in this circus of a Republican primary will force him to walk a very tight rope as he tries to win a party that may have evolved without him.”
Associated press: Ex-Gov McCrory considers political comeback with Senate candidacy
- In the ranking of the political upheavals of November 2016, the defeat of the governor of North Carolina, Pat McCrory, was far behind. Yet when the Republican best known for signing the transgender toilet bill narrowly lost as Donald Trump comfortably won the state, it left a lot of people stunned.
- Now McCrory, a rising star of the pre-Trump GOP, is trying to make a political comeback in a post-Trump era. McCrory is in the running for the Republican nomination for the US Senate, grappling with far-right politicians who may have been unlucky many years ago and struggling to position themselves in the midst of a debate distorted by Trump’s lies about the 2020 election.
- The main fight for the seat vacated by GOP Senator Richard Burr is one of many across the country who will test Trump’s influence. The former president turned the race upside down this summer by backing U.S. Representative Ted Budd, a conservative who backed his attempt to overturn the election results. This forced McCrory to try and win over Trump loyalists who took over the party in his absence.
- It was not easy for the former governor, who once said that Trump is “destroying democracy.” He softened his criticism of Trump – and tried to focus his post on eligibility.
- But McCrory’s career took an unexpected turn with the passage of Bill House 2, a law he signed in 2016 that required transgender people to use public toilets of the gender listed on their birth certificates. The bill has become a flashpoint in the still burgeoning transgender rights movement.
- McCrory, a religious conservative, defended the measure, even as several large corporations and sports leagues have relocated events to other states. The bill was partially repealed in 2017 by McCrory’s Democratic successor Roy Cooper.
- “We remember HB2, and we remember the damage it caused to our state and the loss of jobs,” said Bobbie Richardson, chairman of the North Carolina Democratic Party. “I don’t think people are going to forget, and I know that we as Democrats are not going to allow people to forget.”
- McCrory now refuses to say whether he regrets signing the measure. Her campaign also refused to share McCrory’s attitudes on a bill Republicans introduced this year, but ultimately did not pursue what would have prevented transgender girls and women from participating in sports designed for those who were born female.
- Days after his concession, McCrory was interviewed for a position in the Trump administration, offering to provide his expertise on infrastructure and transportation. But he was pushed back. McCrory said he later learned that Trump disliked his criticism after the “Access Hollywood” video showed Trump making lewd comments about women.
- McCrory says he wouldn’t take it back: “I think what I said, what I basically said, a lot of us, including Mr. Trump, need to wash our mouths with it. soap.”
- After his loss, McCrory hosted a popular radio show on politics. The show kept him in Republicans ears, but that didn’t necessarily endear him to the new wave of Trump loyalists in the state.
- Two days after the 2020 election, McCrory expressed his belief that Trump had lost. On November 23, McCrory accused Trump of “destroying democracy” by his efforts to overturn legitimate election results. The day after the Jan. 6 Capitol uprising, McCrory argued that Trump lost “because of his personality.”
- Since announcing his candidacy this year and quitting his radio show, McCrory has reconsidered his criticisms of Trump.