Thursday, October 12, 2023

State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, CPA, Statement on Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson’s Shameful Publicity Stunt

Raleigh, NC
Oct 12, 2023

While I strongly condemn the cowardly attack and unprecedented brutality inflicted on the Israeli nation by a terrorist state, and stand in full support of Israel to take actions necessary to defend themselves against an unprovoked attack that has shocked the world, I could not, in good conscience, accept your invitation as a member of the Council of State to stand with you at your press conference this morning.

You have regrettably seized the opportunity to engage in a stunt with dubious authority as acting governor during a brief interlude while Gov. Cooper is overseas conducting state business. How can you pretend to be governor when the record is clear that you haven’t done your job as lieutenant governor? As a person who has shamefully denied the Holocaust and whose history is checkered with hateful anti-Semitic comments you have no right to be commenting on this topic.  

You were against the Jewish people before you were for them. As the poet Maya Angelou famously said, when someone shows you who they are the first time believe them. I am saddened but not shocked that you are playing political games for personal benefits.  

Screenshot from Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson's Facebook page.




Screenshot from Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson's Facebook page.