Via Daily Caller:
In a pair of since-deleted Facebook posts, the Capitol Bureau Chief for NBC North Carolina affiliate WRAL blamed supporters of the state’s transgender bathroom bill and their “rhetoric” for the Orlando terrorist attack that left 49 people dead and 53 others wounded.
In one of the Facebook posts–both of which were captured by conservative blog The Daily Haymaker–Laura Leslie wrote: “[I]f you’re an elected official in NC offering ‘thoughts and prayers’ and ‘support’ in the wake of this horrific anti-gay crime, maybe you should think long and hard about your support of legislation that singles out LGBT people as fair game for discrimination on ‘religious freedom’ grounds. Rhetoric matters.”
The North Carolina bill that Leslie blames for the Orlando terror attack requires people use the bathroom that corresponds with the sex on their birth certificate.