After Attorney General Loretta Lynch compared the North Carolina bathroom law to Jim Crow laws, former presidential candidate Ben Carson spoke out against the comparison, calling it “a bunch of crap.”
In a counter-suit filed against the state, Lynch described the law as having “created state-sponsored discrimination against transgender individuals.”
“This is not the first time that we have seen discriminatory responses to historic moments of progress to our nation,” Lynch said, pointing to both Jim Crow laws and also laws that banned same-sex marriage.
“That’s what they always say,” Carson told Fox News. “Everything is like Jim Crow. Everything is like racism and segregation and slavery. What a bunch of crap. You know, they want to do that so that they can always gain the sympathy, but thinking people know better.”
Carson also went on to accuse the federal government of overreach.
“You know, we need to go back to recognizing data and science. You know, we know what men are, and we know what women are, and we’ve known that for thousands of years,” Carson said. “You know, if there are some people who are confused about it, we can make some accommodations for them, but it doesn’t have to involve everybody.”