Doing the right thing makes some people angry:
“I am following my oath of office,” Cooper said in a phone interview Thursday. He’s defending nondiscrimination policies adopted by his own office and the Department of State Treasurer, he said. Those policies protect employees from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and marital status, which the new law doesn’t. The law supersedes policies of all subdivisions of state government, including his office, violating the doctrine of separation of powers, according to Cooper.
“His excuse that his own internal policies would be affected is wrong,” McCrory said Tuesday of Cooper. “All employment policies for cities and corporations and the attorney general’s own policies remain the same. The attorney general is inventing conflict that simply doesn’t exist.”
It sounds like McCrory is starting to believe his own propaganda, which isn't that surprising considering his mental challenges. The simple fact is, the Governor rushed to sign this legislation mere hours after receiving it, leaving himself no viable argument that he or his staff had even attempted to vet the contents for legality or constitutionality. *If* the bill had been debated in committee(s) and on the floor of the General Assembly over a period of time, the Governor might have reasonably concluded there was nothing amiss. But it wasn't, meaning he and his staff had a greater responsibility for final oversight. Of course, all this is above his head, I'm just talking about what a real Governor would do.