Gov. Pat McCrory emphasized the moderate qualities expressed by his recent vetoes and said Moral Monday activists are fueled by groups behind the scenes during an interview on WWNC’s Pete Kaliner Show.
Vetoing a conservative drug-testing mandate for some welfare applicants and an immigration bill he said was “more liberal than most states” portrays McCrory as a moderate who is not afraid to anger either party.
“I’m stepping on the toes of the right and the left,” he said.
When asked about a 12-year-old protester who wants to meet with him, McCrory laughed and said the notion is “ridiculous.”
“This is all very liberal groups using children as props to push a very far left agenda,” he said.
Needless to say, the two won't be having a sit-down any time soon.
McCrory encouraged the media to investigate the national and state liberal groups behind Moral Monday and other “media play(s).” He said protests and other events are staged to get free publicity and the media has fallen for the ploy.
He also asked legislators to not return to the legislature in the next couple weeks to override his two vetoes.