Clinton in Charlotte blasts McCrory, Trump, HB2

Hillary Clinton spoke to a packed audience today in North Carolina.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- At a rally Thursday afternoon in Charlotte, Hillary Clinton took on not only Donald Trump but also leveled criticism at Governor Pat McCrory, the legislature and HB2.

Clinton spoke for about 30 minutes to an audience that waited for hours to see her in a hot gym at Johnson C. Smith University.

When she finally came out an hour later than the scheduled noon arrival, she apologized saying her plane was delayed leaving White Plains, New York, by another disabled aircraft on the runway.

That said, Clinton turned to attempts by the legislature to change voting procedures in North Carolina.

A Court of Appeals later stayed the law that called for less early voting and required a state-issued photo ID to vote.

"Under the current Governor and legislature, they have been trying to restrict people's rights to vote," she said.

She then moved on to House Bill 2, which limits protections for members of the LGBT community.

"Discrimination is not only wrong, it is bad for business," she said, pointing out that Charlotte had lost the NBA All-Star Game and a new office planned by PayPal that would have created 400 new jobs.

"Because they don't want to be associated with the discriminatory, bigoted policies of your Governor and legislature."

After her speech, the Governor's office issued a statement in response saying that Clinton had lied to the FBI and the American people and electing her President would be "dangerous."

Copyright 2016 WCNC


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