While North Carolinians wait for their governor to sign a bill that will make sanctuary cities illegal in the state, the N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper — who many believe will make a run as the Democratic Party’s gubernatorial candidate — is more interested in joining his party’s leaders in attacking the Second Amendment rights of American gun owners, according to statement from the North Carolina Republican Party on Monday.
NCGOP Chairman Hasan Harnett said in a statement released on Monday: “It’s shameful that Roy Cooper has chosen once again to side with Washington, D.C. and follow President Obama’s lead, using the recent terrorist attack as a bait-and-switch to push for more gun control in North Carolina. Considering anyone can be placed on the terror watch list for any number of reasons arbitrarily, it is equally as scary that our state’s elected attorney general and top law enforcement officer is for stripping our citizens of their constitutional rights and denying them due process in order to score points with the far-left elements of his party.”
Meanwhile, the executive director of the state’s Republican Party, Dallas Woodhouse, urged Cooper to take a stand on sanctuary cities legislation recently passed by the North Carolina General Assembly and called for the state’s citizens to sign a petition demanding that the Democratic Party’s Cooper to enforce the law. Woodhouse voiced his demand in a press briefing after the Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton suggested that Gov. Pat McCrory should veto the bill on his desk that makes sanctuary cities illegal in North Carolina.
“There’s a fundamental question the citizens of North Carolina have a right to be answered: Does the Attorney General stand for the rule of law, and stand with the governor in ending sanctuary cities, or does he stand with Hillary Clinton and against the rule of law,” Woodhouse said.
Woodhouse’s Clinton accusation is based on news stories revealing Clinton’s campaign calling the bill “anti-immigrant” and urging McCrory to veto it. McCrory officially signed the bill on Tuesday but police have yet to take action on the new law. However, his campaign sent out a fundraising letter on the subject of sanctuary cities.
“I believe that every law enforcement officer is sworn to uphold not only the laws of North Carolina, but also the laws of the United States… and that includes our immigration laws,” Woodhouse said.
Meanwhile, Attorney General Cooper is more than ready to work with President Barack Obama and the Democrats on gun control in the wake of the San Bernardino massacre.