Former NC gov. says 'bathroom law' has made it hard for him to find job
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Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) says the state's controversial "bathroom law" has made it difficult for him to land a job after leaving office.

McCrory said in an interview with a World Radio podcast, according to the News & Observer, that the backlash following the law “has impacted me to this day, even after I left office. People are reluctant to hire me, because ‘oh my gosh, he’s a bigot’ — which is the last thing I am.”

He blamed liberal advocates who opposed the law, which requires that transgender people use the bathroom corresponding to their biological sex as identified on their birth certificate, for damaging his reputation.

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“If you disagree with the politically correct thought police on this new definition of gender, you’re a bigot, you’re the worst of evil,” McCrory said. “It’s almost as if I broke a law.”

Prior to President Trump taking office, reports circulated that McCrory would land a role in the new administration.

“They’re definitely going to take care of him,” a source close to Trump’s team told the Charlotte Observer in December. 

McCrory did not say Monday, according to the report, whether he was being considered for a post in the Trump administration, nor would he rule out a future gubernatorial bid.

According to the report, the North Carolina Democratic Party issued a statement in response to McCrory’s interview.

“North Carolina has already lost hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity and thousands of jobs as a direct result of House Bill 2, but I guess we can start adding Gov. McCrory’s career to the total as well,” a spokesman said in a statement.