— Colin Campbell (@RaleighReporter) July 27, 2016
Brooks Bell spoke at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) last night. When reading the headline, the first question that came to mind was, who is Brooks Bell?
The same question can be applied to her husband, Jason Lipson, who apparently also spoke at the DNC.
What is a Raleigh couple doing speaking at the DNC?
They were there for one purpose and it wasn’t to showcase them as ‘entrepreneurs’. Bell and her husband were there to crank up more smoke and fire around House Bill 2 (HB2). They were there to keep North Carolina in play for Hillary Clinton.
No media outlet so far has bothered to ask the couple about their own business policies. Does Bell’s business have open bathrooms? Does her husband’s? Does the couple realize that HB2 allows private business to enact their own policies instead of bar single sex facilities as the Charlotte Ordinance did? These are pertinent questions given the position being taken by the couple.
The News and Observer notes that Bell’s speech follow Bill de Blasio. That’s not coincidence, but it is a little ironic due to the fact that de Blasio has enacted a transgender speech code for businesses in New York City. Businesses found to not be using the correct pronouns when addressing their customers can be fined — up to $250,000.
In June, Mayor de Blasio launched a city-wide campaign using tax payer dollars to promote, “every New Yorkers’ right to use the bathroom consistent with their gender identity, regardless of their sex assigned at birth”.
The North Carolina media has managed to skip the Roy Cooper connection, again.
— A.P. Dillon – LL1885 (@LadyLiberty1885) July 28, 2016
Bell’s donations in Q2 totaled $4,800.
Lispon also donated $4,800:
Records indicate the overall donation total from Bell and Lipson to Cooper is $5,100 each or a combined total of $10,200.