North Carolina state legislators hold special session about Roy Cooper

Roy Cooper (D) - Candidate for North Carolina Governor

Roy Cooper (D)

Incoming North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has a message for state legislators, go home.

Members of the Republican controlled house and senate called a special session to talk about measures that would sharply reduce the governor`s power.

The powers include making his cabinet appointments subject to approval by the state senate, and stripping the governor of control of an entire department of state government.

Cooper said Thursday that the moves are unprecedented and ominous.

The republican move comes after incumbent Pat McCrory narrowly lost to cooper in November.

McCrory conceded in the race last week.

Cooper says if the GOP goes forward with their plans, he may sue.

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