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N.C. Senate Candidate on Bathroom Law: 'Just Shoot Me Now'

Sean Haugh has had it with the debate on HB2

North Carolina Libertarian Senate candidate Sean Haugh has had it with the debate over the state's controversial transgender bathroom law.  

Haugh, a pizza delivery man who previously ran for the Senate in 2014 and is running against Democrat Deborah Ross and incumbent Republican Richard Burr, posted a video about the controversy that has drawn nationwide attention.   

"Oh my word, just shoot me now," he says in the opening. "If that's all we have to argue about, then maybe all government has just outlived its usefulness."  

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Haugh notes how the debate started when Charlotte, the state's largest city, passed an ordinance to allow transgender people to use public restrooms coordinating with their gender identity, which he calls "special permission to go the bathroom."  

"Then the Republicans currently running our state government decided, no, if we demonize all the transgendered people and don't let them go to the bathroom anywhere, maybe we can get re-elected," he continues.  

He then criticizes President Barack Obama's administration for issuing guidance calling on public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms of their choice.  

Haugh gained popularity in his last Senate run partially for his YouTube videos of him sharing opinions while sitting in his kitchen sipping beer .  

The video ends with Haugh saying "I'm Sean Haugh and I'll put the seat back down for you," before taking a sip.  

Contact Garcia at EricGarcia@cqrollcall.com and follow him on Twitter @EricMGarcia .  

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