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North Carolina’s Lt. Governor Mark Robinson: Transgender People Can ‘Find A Corner Outside Somewhere’ To Use Bathroom

This is dangerous rhetoric.....

Controversial Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson (R-NC) suggested members of the transgender community should go to the bathroom outside. 

While campaigning for the title of North Carolina’s first Black governor, Robinson brought up the now repealed HB2 or “Bathroom Bill.” After suggesting that people who once identified as male should be arrested for using a women’s bathroom, he now has the idea for them to “find a corner outside somewhere” to relieve themselves. “We’re going to defend women in this state,” he said at a rally in Cary. 

“That means if you’re a man on Friday night, and all the sudden on Saturday, you feel like a woman, and you want to go in the women’s bathroom in the mall, you will be arrested — or whatever we got to do to you.”

Robinson carried the same sentiment into another speech in Greenville, adding, “If you are confused, find a corner outside somewhere to go. We’re not tearing society down because of this.” 

House Bill 2 was first passed back in 2016 under former GOP Governor Pat McCrory’s administration. McCrory faced nationwide backlash for signing a bill that requires transgender people to use public restrooms that correlate with their assigned sex on their birth certificate. The law caused North Carolina to lose out on numerous opportunities to provide millions in revenue for the state, including PayPal pulling out on establishing a headquarters in Charlotte. The NBA also moved their All-Star weekend from the same city in protest of the bill’s passing. 

Robinson’s viewpoints on key topics have him at odds with his competitors. His own gubernatorial opponent, Bill Graham, issued a statement through a spokesperson on his feelings if Robinson were to be the GOP candidate. “Mark Robinson will lose and hurt all GOP candidates if he is the nominee,” Alex Baltzegar said. 

“His comments about the Holocaust being hogwash, along with his demeaning comments about women, will wreck GOP chances for regaining the White House and the governorship here in North Carolina.” Fellow Republican candidate, State Treasurer Dale Folwell, has been critical of Robinson’s derogatory comments toward a number of different groups. “He’s history’s latest example of someone who’s trying to rise to power based on telling people who to hate,” he said. 

The gubernatorial GOP frontrunner has issued several attacks against women, including Vice President Kamala Harris and former First Last Michelle Obama. On the topic of abortion, of which Robinson is a strong opponent of, he once called Harris a “leftist idiot” in her opposition to confirming pro-life Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. “Kamala Harris is a leftist idiot who is fearful that the ‘right’ to MURDER the unborn will be threatened if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed,” he said. 

“She’s part of the unhinged and out-of-touch wing that dominates the Democratic Party. She should quit trying to kill the unborn and go home to California and clean up the mess there.”