Democratic North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper is in big trouble after the Republican Party obtained a veto-proof majority.
In a video, the Democrat Governor declared an emergency.
“It’s time to declare a State of Emergency for public education in North Carolina. There’s no Executive Order like with a hurricane or the pandemic, but it’s no less important,” Cooper stated.
He continued, “It’s clear that the Republican legislature is aiming to choke the life out of public education. I’m declaring this state of emergency because you need to know what’s happening. If you care about public schools in North Carolina, it’s time to take immediate action and tell them to stop the damage that will set back our schools for a generation.”
Executive governing in the permanent state of exception to save democracy https://t.co/T2wORB9yqt
— Auron MacIntyre (@AuronMacintyre) May 22, 2023
North Carolina Republicans obtained a super majority when Democrat Rep. Tricia Cotham left her party and joined the Republicans. The switch has given the GOP a narrow three-fifths supermajority in both house allowing them to override their Democrat governor.
What’s even more impressive is the Republicans have stayed in lockstep to pass Florida-like legislation, and there’s nothing the Governor can do to stop them.
Recently, the GOP overturned his veto of a 12-week abortion bill.
Some are saying Cooper’s comments were rhetorical. However, we’ll have to wait and see.
There was a lot of misery after the 2022 midterms, and most analysts seemed to gloss over what happened in North Carolina.
Obama was known for turning the state dark purple, but in just a few years, his work has been undone, and Republicans have control of the state.
What a hypocrite. Public schools aren’t good enough for his kids, but they are for yours. https://t.co/zlt7VEO5cd
— Kelsey Bolar (Harkness) (@kelseybolar) May 22, 2023
Cooper – who sends his kids to a costly public school – doesn’t believe parents should have a say.
“Put together, these ideas spell disaster that requires emergency action. The North Carolina I know was built on support for public schools, and we can’t let the legislature tear them down. I’m fighting back, and I need you to do it too. Public schools can survive this legislative session if we can limit the damage, but we all need to pull together to do it,” Cooper said.