Leaked documents show that former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory was vetted for a spot in President Donald Trump's administration, but officials found enough “red flags” to reject an appointment.
The News and Observer reports McCrory was interviewed by the Trump transition team about a job in the Department of Energy.
The subsequent 10-page file on McCrory highlighted warning signs ranging from accusations of “favoritism toward Duke Energy,” his former employer, to “comments critical of Trump.”
Following the release of lewd remarks Trump made about women in a 2005 recording, McCrory told the Washington Examiner, “Trump needs to have his mouth washed out.”
Other issues for the transition team included McCrory's initial refusal to concede the 2016 election, and his signing of HB2, the so-called “bathroom bill” that banned transgender people from using restrooms that match their gender identity.
McCrory had no immediate comment on the leaked documents.