Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed a Charlotte city councilwoman who described police officers as “homegrown terrorists” to a prominent state commission.
Now Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and other state senators are calling on Cooper to withdraw the appointment.
Charlotte city councilwoman LaWana Mayfield publicly made the comments about police officers and has also said the 9/11 attacks were an inside job.
Twenty-nine senators signed on to a letter that reads in part: “Council Member Mayfield called North Carolina police officers ‘homegrown terrorists,’ despite the assassinations of police officers around the country by actual homegrown terrorists…Do you agree that this type of violent, hateful rhetoric has no place in our political discourse, and certainly not on a commission that is intended to promote equality and justice in governmental services?”
Cooper has not responded.