GREENSBORO—A bathroom bill, a rock star, and competing claims of privacy have catapulted North Carolina into the center of a national debate over transgender rights. And Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., says he knows why.
The freshman legislator argues that Democrats are manufacturing outrage over the law for political gain in the Tar Heel state.
“Why is North Carolina in the crosshairs?” Walker asked more than 60 local pastors gathered in a church gymnasium for a prayer breakfast Monday. “The reason why is that North Carolina is supposed to be a purple state.”
Walker interprets the Democrat outrage over the issue as part of a calculated strategy to retake control of the Senate, turn the state blue, and establish a base of support for the presidential election. “North Carolina is the battleground state in the South,” he said. read more
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