North Carolina Loses the All-Star Game and McCrory Points Fingers

7/22/2016

RALEIGH, N.C.— After the NBA’s decision to pull the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte due to House Bill 2, Governor McCrory proceeded to blame the “sports and entertainment elite.” And this morning, the Governor appeared on WFAE’s Charlotte Talks, where he called the NBA’s decision “total P.C. B.S.”

The Charlotte visitor’s bureau projected a $100 million economic impact on the Charlotte area, and Governor McCrory’s response was to attack the NBA.

“While the economic consequences of HB 2 grow, Governor McCrory continues to pass the blame onto others while refusing to take any action to stop the bleeding. Make no mistake, the NBA’s decision to pull the All-Star Game is a damaging blow to our economy and our reputation, and Governor McCrory should stop pointing fingers and take responsibility. It’s time for Governor McCrory to listen to the many North Carolinians who oppose this legislation and repeal HB 2,” said Jamal Little, Cooper campaign spokesman.