North Carolina Lieutenant Governor mark robinson He is facing pressure to resign after a video surfaced of him calling the LGBTQ community “shit”.
Video, first shared by Progressive Advocacy Group right wing watch, shows a Republican deputy state executive speaking at Asbury Baptist Church in Seagrove during a June visit.
“I’m saying this right now, and I’m saying it, and I don’t care who likes it: Those issues have no place in school. Anyone anywhere in America should have anything to say about transgenderism. There’s no reason to tell the kid, homosexuality — any of that shit,” he said. “And yes, I called it shit. And if you don’t like what I called it shit, look at me and I’ll explain it to you. It’s time we stop these kids from misbehaving in schools, and that’s until Not going to happen unless God’s people stand up and demand the different, the same ones who set up those schools to begin with.”
In addition to the offensive “filth” remarks, Robinson also deployed the use of the term “transgenderism”, which glade states Commonly used by anti-transgender activists to make trans sound like a prerequisite.
Robinson Spokesperson John Wesley Waugh said in an email to NBC News That the Lieutenant Governor’s remarks “refer to education.”
“Topics around transgenderism and homosexuality should be discussed at home, not in public education,” he said. “We should be focusing on reading, writing and math in North Carolina. Our students struggled with these subjects even before the pandemic. Our primary focus should be on helping our students succeed, not the subjects that Should be discussed at home.”
Asked whether Robinson had any backlash for his critics, Waugh said Robinson “reaffirms the constitutional right of every person to identify or express himself in any way he pleases.” Is.”
He continued: “He is the lieutenant governor for all North Carolinians and will fight for and protect the rights of all citizens. His remarks were referring to teaching these topics in the classroom, not about individuals from the LGBTQ community.” “
Several state senators have called on Robinson to resign, calling his remarks discriminatory.
“There is no debate here. This is open discrimination. It is completely unacceptable,” Sen. Jeff Jackson, a Democrat representing North Carolina’s 37th district—which includes Charlotte, partially tweeted. “Mark Robinson should resign.”
Rajya Sen Willie Nickel, a Democrat representing the state’s 16th district, which also includes Raleigh and Durham Robinson asked to resign.
“I stand with the LGBTQ community and hope you join me in condemning this hate speech by the most senior Republican elected official in our state,” Nickell tweeted on Friday (October 8).