The Republican leaders of the North Carolina General Assembly, House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate President Pro Tempore echoed McCrory's contempt for Democrats in a joint statement.
"Today Roy Cooper and Jennifer Roberts proved what we said was the case all along: their efforts to force men into women’s bathrooms and shower facilities was a political stunt to drive out-of-state money into the governor’s race. For months, we’ve said if Charlotte would repeal its bathroom ordinance that created the problem, we would take up the repeal of HB2," they said in the statement. "But Roy Cooper is not telling the truth about the legislature committing to call itself into session — we've always said that was Gov. McCrory’s decision, and if he calls us back, we will be prepared to act. For Cooper to say otherwise is a dishonest and disingenuous attempt to take credit."
The Charlotte City Council on Monday voted to repeal its nondiscrimination ordinance on the condition that the state government repeal the law by the end of the year. McCrory said he would call a special session to consider the repeal, and Roy Cooper, the Democratic governor-elect, said that the session would occur on Tuesday.