NC Gov. Pat McCrory Can’t Explain Why He Passed An Anti-LGBT Bill

"I can't believe we’re talking about this!"

North Carolina’s transphobic Governor Pat McCrory was grilled by Megyn Kelly about the discriminatory ’bathroom bill’ he recently signed into law, and failed to come up with an answer when asked what specific “problem” he was trying to fix by doing it.

“What was the fear that led to the enactment of this law?” the Fox News anchor asked McCrory during an interview last night.

Fear mongers on the far right claim the bill, which overturned an LGBT civil rights ordinance in Charlotte and prohibits trans people from using restrooms that match their gender identity, was put in place to protect children from sexual predators.

McCrory peddled some B.S. answer about enforcing “basic common sense rules” when using the restroom and protecting people’s privacy, but failed to provide a specific example of an issue that inspired the legislation.

So Kelly pressed further: “Why? What was the concern – specifically, what was the evidence that caused you to believe this was a problem?”

“It’s a respect for privacy,” McCrory said. “[There is] an expectation of privacy that individuals have, especially our youth have, when they go into a locker room or shower or a restroom, they expect only people their gender to be there.”

Kelly goes on to explain that, as a lifelong user of women’s bathrooms, she’s never seen anyone else’s ’parts’ in the bathroom because there are stalls.

“I can’t believe we’re talking about this!” McCrory responds. “This is not an issue that I started. This is an issue the left started, not the right.”

With that, Kelly asked her question one more time to no avail:

“If you could just get back to my question…The question that many have is, what is your fear? Because you know, there is a misconception that transgendered [sic] are somehow molesters and they’re not. That’s not true. Typically, male molesters are heterosexual and if they want to sneak into a bathroom, they’ll do it. But 90 percent of the cases molestation happens with someone you know. So what is the fear about the transgender situation in the bathrooms?”

McCrory said he “empathizes with” people who have “unique gender identification issues,” but still believes this man should use the women’s restroom and this young girl should use the men’s.

Check it out below:

h/t Towleroad

Matthew Tharrett is a writer, filmmaker, and above all else, a Britney fan. He once shared a milkshake with Selena Gomez.