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In North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper has cultivated an image as a moderate, but Patrick Gleason at Forbes outlines how the overreaching chief executive has been governing as anything but:
Roy Cooper is often portrayed as a moderate, both in style and substance. This centrist perception is widely considered key to Cooper’s political success in a state where the Republican Party has been on the rise for 30 years. Yet this perception of moderation no longer squares with reality.
Roy Cooper has begun sounding a new, harsher tone in recent weeks, one that it will make it difficult for anyone to continue tagging him as a moderate. Take the August 19 interview with his local NPR member station, during which Cooper sounded more like an MSNBC pundit or a Slate writer than the governor of a large, purple state. During that WUNC interview, Cooper claimed the United States Supreme Court is controlled by former President Donald Trump. Cooper then went on to say that Republicans in the state legislature, who he’ll need to work with if he’s to accomplish anything during his final two years in office, want to take voting rights away from North Carolinians.
Also, according to the News & Observer, the NC NAACP has had it’s non-profit status suspended by the IRS and an internal investigation found “potential misappropriation of funds on multiple levels.”