North Carolina’s lieutenant governor is facing mounting requires his resignation after he was caught on video calling transgender people “filth.”
The video, which was first posted Wednesday by Right Wing Watch, confirmed the first-term Republican making the feedback throughout a speech at Asbury Baptist Church in June.
“There’s no reason anybody, anywhere in America should be telling children about transgenderism, homosexuality, any of that filth,” Mark Robinson mentioned in the video, which has gone viral. “Yes, I called it filth.”
The feedback had been condemned by the White House this week. “These words are repugnant and offensive,” said Andrew Bates, White House deputy press secretary and a local of North Carolina, in an announcement. “The role of a leader is to bring people together and stand up for the dignity and rights of everyone; not to spread hate and undermine their own office.”
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ group, additionally known as for his resignation.