On Thursday night, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory didn’t get the usual cushy interview from Fox News that conservatives have come to expect.
The interview began with McCrory pleading the case for HB2, the bill signed into law that bans transgender people from using bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity.
“What was the fear that led to the enactment of this law?”Host Megyn Kelly asked the governor. McCrory then responded by blaming the city of Charlotte for forcing North Carolina to enact HB2.
“I have no desire to be the bathroom police,” said McCrory.
“What was the concern?” Kelly pressed. “What was the evidence, specifically, that led you to believe this was a problem?”
McCrory dodged the question, instead saying that HB2 is here to protect “an expectation of privacy.”
“I’ve been in women’s bathrooms my whole life, and we don’t have the urinal situation. We got like the stalls. We get to go in, we do our business, and like it’s not – we don’t see each other,” Kelly continued. “So why are you concerned about young girls exposing themselves or seeing somebody else exposed, in a women’s bathroom?”
“Well first of all I can’t believe we’re talking about this,” McCrory replied. “This is not an issue that I started. This is an issue the left started, not the right.” He went on to say that “the Obama administration is putting requirements on federal money that they also have to have this gender identification requirement for our schools.”
Getting McCrory back on topic, Kelly asked, “The public restrooms that are maintained by the state, the question that many have is, what is your fear? Because you know, there is a misconception, that transgendered are somehow molesters – and 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 and the bathrooms?”
Watch the segment in the video below, via Mediaite: