Sen. Buck Newton poses outside Johnston County Courthouse, in Smithfield. At a rally in support of HB2, Newton said, “Go home, tell your friends and family … how hard we must fight to keep our state straight.”
Sen. Buck Newton poses outside Johnston County Courthouse, in Smithfield. At a rally in support of HB2, Newton said, “Go home, tell your friends and family … how hard we must fight to keep our state straight.” Ben Keeling AP
Sen. Buck Newton poses outside Johnston County Courthouse, in Smithfield. At a rally in support of HB2, Newton said, “Go home, tell your friends and family … how hard we must fight to keep our state straight.” Ben Keeling AP

Wilson: Senator Newton urged crowd to ‘keep our state straight’

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