Web Extra: 'Bully' Tactics of HRC Motivate Bishop's Defense of HB 2
State Rep. Dan Bishop, R-Mecklenburg, was one of the lead sponsors of House Bill 2. He spoke to WFAE’s Tom Bullock about the Justice Department’s lawsuit against North Carolina, and why he believes it’s not discriminatory. “It’s not borne out of animus,” Bishop says.
Bishop also says critics of House Bill 2 such as the Human Rights Campaign have given him more resolve to defend the legislation. He says the HRC has “enormous influence over massive international corporations,” and that it’s engaged in “activities designed to elicit fear.”
“If there’s one thing that activates me more than anything, I cannot stand to watch a bully work,” he says.