NC Gov. McCrory: GOP Office Firebombing 'An Assault on Our Democratic System'
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Governor Pat McCrory (R-N.C.) joined Neil Cavuto to give an update on the investigation into the firebombing of a GOP office northwest of the Raleigh-Durham area over the weekend.
"It's rather discouraging, at a time when our state's coming together to help thousands of people affected by Hurricane Matthew, that some foolish person would throw a Molotov Cocktail through this window and catch a local Republican Party headquarters on fire," McCrory said on Your World.
On Sunday, NCGOP executive director Dallas Woodhouse said the office was a "total loss" after a bottle of flammable liquid was tossed inside and ignited, and a swastika was spray-painted on a nearby building's wall.
"[This] is basically an assault on our democratic system--a clear act of intimidation," he said.
Local authorities initially investigated the incident as an act of vandalism, prompting McCrory to ask the State Bureau of Investigation for assistance.
"I'd feel the same way if [it happened to] a Democratic [Party] headquarters," he said of the incident in heavily Democratic Orange County.
"It's unacceptable, and we're going to make sure this does not impact the free elections we have in our country and in the state of North Carolina," McCrory said, adding that he has not yet been contacted by President Obama in the wake of the bombing.
"I hope the White House treats this as seriously as if it happened to the other party...I'm sure the president would too."
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