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The North Carolina Republican Party refrains from explicitly stating their stance on supporting Superintendent nominee Morrow


The North Carolina Republican Party declined to comment on their support for Michele Morrow, the party’s nominee for Superintendent of Public Instruction, amidst reports concerning her social media posts advocating for the executions of Democrats.

These posts, initially brought to light by CNN, were still accessible on X until last week, when the account appeared to have been deleted. In one of the posts from May 2020, Morrow endorsed the idea of former President Barack Obama being placed in Guantanamo Bay, suggesting a “Pay Per View” event featuring him in front of a firing squad. Another post, from late 2020, expressed opposition to President Joe Biden’s call for wearing masks, with Morrow advocating for the execution of “TRAITORS” as per the Constitution.

When approached for comment on the matter, the NCGOP chose not to respond, declining to address whether the party stands by Morrow. Neither Morrow nor her campaign spokesperson have provided any comments regarding these posts.

Meanwhile, Mo Green, the Democratic nominee for Superintendent, voiced concerns about Morrow’s rhetoric during a press conference, condemning her views as dangerous and unacceptable. Governor Roy Cooper also expressed alarm at Morrow’s statements, particularly regarding her call for the execution of Democrats, including himself.

Despite the controversy, Morrow has continued her campaign for Superintendent using a different account on X. In a recent video, she focused on criticizing Green, branding him a “radical extremist” based on his previous leadership role at the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.

Responding to Morrow’s accusations, Green defended his tenure at the foundation, highlighting its focus on supporting initiatives aimed at improving the lives of North Carolinians, including substantial investments in public education.

The unfolding situation underscores the contentious nature of the race for Superintendent of Public Instruction in North Carolina, with candidates trading barbs and accusations amidst broader concerns over political rhetoric and its potential impact on public discourse.