Sen. Floyd McKissick, a Durham Democrat, argued that the moratorium could become a permanent ban on cities’ adopting anti-discrimination measures. “It’s been said this presses the reset button,” McKissick said. “The problem is it only presses it halfway.”
Sen. Andrew Brock, a Republican from Davie County, later compared Charlotte’s action to the cartoon character Lucy repeatedly pulling the football away from Charlie Brown.
“This is the worst political stunt I’ve ever seen,” Brock said angrily. “It’s a political stunt done by the now-mayor of Charlotte. … Sen. Berger is bending over backwards to work with a group that will not work.”