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‘Are You Saying Two Wrongs Make a Right?’: Chuck Todd’s Interview With GOP Guest Goes Off The Rails

On the heels of North Carolina’s recently defeated Republican governor signing a law limiting the powers of his successor, MTP Daily host Chuck Todd brought on the state’s GOP executive director to discuss the news, and it pretty much went off the rails right away.

After playing a news clip detailing how protesters were showed up at the capitol and Governor-elect Roy Cooper stating that the bills could be unconstitutional, Todd welcomed Dallas Woodhouse, who began cackling, saying “that’s the funniest thing I have ever heard and claiming Cooper hadn’t stepped foot in a courthouse in 16 years as Attorney General.

Highlighting a similar situation state Democrats tried in the ’80s and ’90s, Todd tried to get Woodhouse to respond if he thought it was wrong when the Dems did it back then. After the GOP operative said “I think wrong is always in the eye of the beholder of whose ox is getting gored.”

The MSNBC host asked, “So, what you’re saying, in this case, is that two wrongs make a right?”

Woodhouse responded by saying legislatures loathe executive power when their guy isn’t in and then pulled out some props while stating “the next thing you know you’ll say there’s gambling in Casablanca.”

They continued to battle back and forth, with Woodhouse justifying the actions of Gov. Pat McCrory and the the state legislature and Todd trying to point out the hypocrisy. Todd also highlighted how this was seen as shocking even in our “hyperpolarized” politics.

Watch the whole thing above, via MSNBC.

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