Resign? Why NC Republicans see no political gain to buck Mark Robinson

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The Charlotte Observer

North Carolina’s Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, under fire for making derogatory comments about LGBTQ people, says he won’t be resigning — and Republicans in the General Assembly are standing behind him. In a survey this week from The Charlotte Observer, some Democrats said they think Robinson should resign from office but not one Republican who responded agreed. Party unity isn’t surprising, but support of anti-LGBTQ rhetoric appears to conflict with a notable shift in public opinion about gay and transgender rights in recent years. Even among Republicans, support for gay and transgender people is m…

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