Life following public service isn’t always easy when you’re known as the governor who signed North Carolina’s controversial House Bill 2 into law, even when you’re out of the state.
A video posted on Facebook appears to show North Carolina’s former governor, Pat McCrory, and Fox Business Network broadcaster Lou Dobbs being followed down a Washington alley as a group of people shout “shame” and “antigay bigot.” Some stronger language is used as well.
Eventually, police came to McCrory’s aid and pushed the people following him back.
On Sunday, via email, Ricky Diaz, who served as a spokesman for McCrory during his campaign for re-election, issued this statement:
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to The Charlotte Observer
“It’s regrettable that up to a few dozen protesters decided to stalk and shout insults at the governor and police when we should all be listening to each other and coming together as a country in a respectful manner. Governor McCrory is thankful to Lou Dobbs for helping during this incident, and very thankful to the D.C. police for keeping everyone safe during a very successful inaugural weekend.”