Latest Fact-checks on Pat McCrory Pat McCrory stated on March 8, 2022 in a campaign ad: “While Ukrainians bled and died, Congressman Budd excused their killer.” Pat McCrory stated on September 17, 2021 in a radio interview: Ted Budd’s family used AgriBioTech money to help “give donations to these Washington special interest groups that are running negative ads against me in the Senate race.” Pat McCrory stated on May 4, 2021 in a podcast: Says “75% of third-graders in this year’s class are not reading at a third grade level” and, for those who don’t catch up, there’s “an 80% chance that you will not graduate.” Pat McCrory stated on October 25, 2017 in a radio appearance: The North Carolina bathroom bill "was really never repealed." Pat McCrory stated on October 11, 2016 in a North Carolina governor's race debate: Says Syrian refugees are not being vetted, and "the FBI is not even being told where they are." Pat McCrory stated on August 2, 2016 in a press release: "Roy Cooper's refusal to do his job is costing taxpayers money." Pat McCrory stated on May 24, 2016 in a radio interview on Charlotte's WBT: Says the Human Rights Campaign is secretly funded Pat McCrory stated on May 3, 2016 in a radio talk show appearance on the John Boy and Billy Big Show: Says Bruce Springsteen "only had 8,000 tickets sold" for a Greensboro show and canceled after "they didn’t get the ticket sales they wanted." Pat McCrory stated on April 28, 2016 in an official announcement: North Carolina has "one of the fastest growing populations as well as the fastest growing economy in the country." Pat McCrory stated on April 17, 2016 in in interview on Meet The Press with Chuck Todd: The Human Rights Campaign is "more powerful than the NRA." Pat McCrory stated on April 17, 2016 in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press": "The city of Charlotte passed a bathroom ordinance mandate on every private-sector employer in Charlotte." Pat McCrory stated on March 26, 2016 in a list of rebuttals to criticism over the law: Despite the passage of HB2, "towns, cities and counties in North Carolina are still allowed to set stricter non-discrimination policies for their own employees if they choose." Pat McCrory stated on March 28, 2016 in a speech in Clayton, N.C.: "We have not taken away any rights that have currently existed in any city in North Carolina" with the passage of HB2. Pat McCrory stated on March 26, 2016 in a list of rebuttals to criticism over the law: "Will (HB2) threaten federal funding for public schools under Title IX? No, according to a federal court which has looked at a similar issue." Pat McCrory stated on March 9, 2016 in a post on his Facebook page: "Roy Cooper won't say how he will pay for ‘free’ college tuition." Pat McCrory stated on November 20, 2013 in an interview on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown": "If you survey, most (North Carolina) Democrats also agree with our (election) laws and voter ID."