Thursday, August 04, 2016

McCrory Annoyed That Cooper Won't Defend the Indefensible

Governor Squishy is mad. He's mad that Attorney General Roy Cooper won't defend the monster voter suppression law just ruled unconstitutional last Friday by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. And Republicans think they'll club Cooper into oblivion with that meme: "He won't do his job!"

Time to review the oath of office that Roy Cooper swore to. So did the governor, for that matter, but we'll let that go since we know that McCrory is a poor reader:

"I, ___________, do solemnly and sincerely swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States; that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the State of North Carolina, and to the constitutional powers and authorities which are or may be established for the government thereof; and that I will endeavor to support, maintain and defend the Constitution of said State, not inconsistent with the Constitution of the United States, to the best of my knowledge and ability; so help me God."
First line: "support the Constitution of the United States," which has recently been found to be in serious disagreement with Squishy's favorite voter suppression efforts.

Lines 4 & 5: Cooper swore to defend North Carolina law "not inconsistent with the Constitution of the United States," which, well ... I believe that point has been adequately attended to.

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