On Thursday, North Carolina‘s Governor Pat McCrory appeared on “The Kelly File” to defend House Bill 2, the awful anti-LGBTQ law that he says was implemented out of “respect for privacy.”
“I do not want the government to be able to tell private businesses what their bathroom policies should be. I have no desire to be the bathroom police for private business,” he says, claiming the bill exists as “an expectation of privacy that individuals have, especially our youth have, when they go into a locker room, a shower or a restroom. They expect only people of their gender to be there.”
As The Huffington Post reports, Kelly wasn’t going to let him get away with that.
Noting that women’s bathrooms “don’t have the urinal situation” that men’s bathrooms do, Kelly said it was highly unlikely a woman would unwittingly expose herself or be exposed to someone else while using the facilities.
McCrory says he “empathizes” with the transgender community, and then tries to sidestep Kelly’s suggestion that the law was created based around the idea that trans people are rapists and child molesters.
And that’s when things get really heated.