The so-called “bathroom bills” recently passed in Mississippi and North Carolina may have looked like a political slam-dunk for Republicans in those states, but as it turns out, they are political poison, and even Fox News is opposed to them.
Last night on Megyn Kelly’s show, the host had North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory as her guest, and she wasted on time lighting into him, saying:
“I’ve been in women’s bathrooms my whole life, and we don’t have the urinal situation; we’ve got like, the stall. We get to go in and we do our business, and we don’t see each other. So why are you concerned about girls exposing themselves or seeing somebody else exposed in a woman’s bathroom?”
McCrory, ever the whining weasel, replied:
“I can’t believe we’re even talking about this. It’s not just womens’ bathrooms, it’s mens’ bathrooms. In fact, the Obama administration is now putting requires on federal money given to states that they also have to have this gender identification requirement for schools.”
Kelly wasn’t about to let McCrory dodge her question, telling him:
“If you could get back to my question, though.”
The Fox News host also told the Governor there was absolutely no proof that transgender people are molesters, as some in the GOP have alleged. Kelly reminded McCrory:
“They’re not. That’s not true. Typically male molesters are heterosexual, and if they want to sneak into a bathroom they’ll do it. But 90 percent of the cases, molestation happens with someone you know. So what is the fear with the transgender situation in the bathrooms?”
McCrory then commented that the law–HB2– was not implemented out of fear but out of an expectation of privacy insisted upon by families:
“When their daughter or son goes into a facility, they expect people of that gender — that biological sex or gender — to be the only other ones in that.”
Since Kelly didn’t call bullshit on McCrory for that one, allow me to: Governor, you are full of bullshit and your reasoning is about as valid as your law.
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