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McCrory erases Facebook posts challenging lawmakers

Posted August 23, 2013

— Gov. Pat McCrory apparently has had second thoughts about a series of Facebook posts that challenged lawmakers to sustain his vetoes of two bills.

Lawmakers will return to session on Sept. 3 in order to re-vote both bills, and top legislative leaders say they expect to override the vetoes in question.

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Earlier this week, McCrory had used his Facebook account to give the names and office phone numbers of individual lawmakers, asking constituents to call and tell them "to sustain my vetoes of fiscally irresponsible & job-killing legislation: HB 392 & HB 786."

Those posts are now erased, with no explanation appended to the site.

"Once the date was set for lawmakers to come back, we changed strategies," said McCrory spokesman Ryan Tronovitch. He pointed to an graphic that governor put up in place of the earlier posts.

The vetoed bills involve drug tests for welfare applicants and the use of the E-verify system to check the immigration status of seasonal workers.

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  • tracmister Aug 26, 6:12 p.m.

    Art Pope took him behind the wood shed, nuff said!

  • davidgnews Aug 26, 3:07 p.m.

    No backbone, and marginalized by the extremes in his own party.

  • Objective Scientist Aug 26, 12:35 p.m.

    McCrory has - thus far - been a HUGE disappointment!!! And... I did not have lofty expectations of him... which makes the disappointment even worse in a fashion. For someone who talked so much about "leadershiip" during his campaign - he is sorely lacking in that department! And... my perspective is from that of a very VERY INDPENDENT independent! It is also my opinion that Bev Perdue was "horrible" as a governor!!!

  • kdogwnc Aug 26, 7:24 a.m.

    These facebook posts are public record, just like emails, letters, phone logs, and other documents authored by elected officials or government employees. Same as the draft meeting minutes that the Watauga County Board of Elections are trying to erase.

  • jackjones2nc Aug 23, 7:22 p.m.

    One-term Gov McCrory never should have jumped in bed with Art Pope and the Koch Bros.

  • 42 Aug 23, 5:14 p.m.

    Stick to cookies Pat.

  • GOPtakersSociety Aug 23, 3:58 p.m.

    because of all the negative comments surrounding it from the voters of N.C