North Carolina Republicans may have control of the Governor’s Mansion and the state legislature, but a top GOP leader said Tuesday that the state’s political rhetoric has gotten out of control.
State Republican Party Chairman Claude Pope said that recent “Moral Monday” protests, led by the NAACP and a network of liberal groups, have crossed rhetorical lines and unfairly attacked party leaders.
“Any time you get into a situation where you have inflammatory attacks, it’s not good for either side,” Pope said. “We want to bring the discussion back to the policies we’re bringing forward. Incendiary attacks don’t further that discussion.”
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