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Mark Robinson: (born August 8, 1968) is an American politician who has served as North Carolina’s 35th lieutenant governor since 2021. He is the first African-American to hold office, and he is a Republican.

He succeeded Republican Dan Forest, who had run unsuccessfully for governor against incumbent Democrat Roy Cooper, after defeating Democratic contender Yvonne Lewis Holley in the 2020 lieutenant gubernatorial race.

His political career has been marked by the promotion of conspiracy theories and a series of explosive outbursts.

Mark Robinson is an American politician

Mark Robinson

Robinson was the ninth of ten children born in Greensboro, North Carolina. His father was abusive, and he and his brothers spent part of their youth in foster care.

He was a Grimsley High School graduate. He was a member of the United States Army Reserve from 1985 until 1989. Robinson worked at a furniture factory and was enrolled at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro to study history.

Career in politics

In April 2018, Robinson attended a Greensboro City Council meeting when members discussed whether or not to cancel a gun expo in the aftermath of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Robinson spoke for gun rights, and a video of his speech became viral after Mark Walker published it on Facebook. That year, he was invited to speak at the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association.

2020 election campaign

Robinson stood for lieutenant governor of North Carolina in the 2020 election. He defeated state senator Andy Wells, superintendent of public instruction Mark Johnson, former congressman Renee Ellmers, and former state representative Scott Stone in the Republican primary, clearing the 30% barrier to avoid a runoff.

In November, he ran against Democratic contender Yvonne Lewis Holley in a battle in which either Robinson or Holley would become North Carolina’s first African-American lieutenant governor. Robinson won the election.

Robinson’s 2020 campaign finance disclosures included inadequate information on his campaign contributors as well as dubious campaign spending, such as apparel for Robinson and his wife.

Robinson claimed $186 in medical costs and $2,840 in “campaign apparel and accessories” (most of which was spent at a sporting goods store), but he didn’t explain why these were campaign-related expenses. Robinson’s wife spent $4,500 on “campaign attire,” according to reports, but no other information was provided.

Robinson also withdrew an undisclosed $2,400 in cash, allegedly in violation of a state statute requiring all candidate cash payments over $50 to be accompanied by a thorough narrative detailing what the money was for, according to the allegations.

Robinson’s campaign claimed “clerical errors” once the spending was scrutinized in 2021; the executive director of the monitoring group Common Cause North Carolina filed a formal complaint with the State Board of Elections about the inconsistencies.

Political opinions, promotion of conspiracy

Robinson has marketed himself as a “brash and unfiltered conservative culture warrior,” according to his website.

He opposes abortion, promotes climate change denial, and opposes recreational marijuana legalization.

Robinson’s previous anti-Semitic remarks have been scrutinized and condemned.

He said that the film Black Panther was “conceived by an agnostic Jew and put to film by a satanic Marxist” and that it was “just made to take the shekels out of your Schvartze pockets” (using a Yiddish word for Black).

Robinson also appeared in an interview with fringe pastor Sean Moon, who claimed he wanted to become “king of the United States.” Moon claimed that the Rothschild family was one of the “four horsemen of the apocalypse” and promoted the antisemitic conspiracy theory of a cabal of Jewish “international bankers” who control every country’s central bank.

Robinson agreed with Moon’s assertion, calling it “absolutely correct.” Robinson’s comments, as well as his failure to apologize or retract them, have worried the Jewish community in North Carolina.

Robinson’s remarks, which frequently disparage transgender people, Muslims, former President Barack Obama, and African-Americans who support Democrats, have garnered condemnation on his Facebook page, which has more than 100,000 followers.

Political views, conspiracy-theory promotion and incendiary remarks

Robinson referred to former President Barack Obama as “a worthless, anti-American atheist” and circulated “birther” memes; Robinson called American Muslims “INVADERS” who “refuse to assimilate to our ways while demanding the respect they have not earned”; Robinson referred to Michelle Obama as a man, and disparaged Joy Behar and Maxine Waters in crude terms.

Homosexuality is STILL an abhorrent sin, and I WILL NOT engage in ‘celebrating gay pride,'” Robinson stated after the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting.

Robinson claimed in 2020 that the coronavirus was a “globalist” plot to destabilize Donald Trump, dismissing the COVID-19 pandemic, adding, “The looming epidemic I’m really afraid about is SOCIALISM.”

Robinson’s posts were deemed “cringeworthy” and “an embarrassment” by the Charlotte Observer editorial board, and “homophobic, anti-Semitic, and just insane” by the state Democratic Party.

Equality North Carolina and Jewish community leaders in North Carolina slammed Robinson’s posts. Robinson refused to apologize when asked about the posts, referring to them as “my personal opinions” and said, “I’m not ashamed of anything that I write.

Tenure

In June 2021, as lieutenant governor, Robinson gave a speech in which he slammed the federal government. “There’s no reason anyone anywhere in America should be telling any youngster about transgenderism, homosexuality, or any of that trash,” he said. Yes, I did call it filth.

And if you don’t like the fact that I referred to it as dirt, come visit me, and I’ll explain.” He called for an end to the separation of church and state in public schools in the same address he gave at a church in Seagrove, North Carolina.

After Right Wing Watch exposed Robinson’s speech in October 2021, Democratic state senator Jeff Jackson called for his resignation, and Governor Roy Cooper’s office said, “It’s abhorrent to hear anyone, especially an elected official, use hateful rhetoric that harms people and our state’s reputation. Attorney General Josh Stein of North Carolina made similar remarks.

Robinson’s words were condemned by the Biden administration as repugnant and offensive,” with White House deputy press secretary Andrew Bates saying that a leader’s role is “to bring people together and stand up for the dignity and rights of everyone; not to spread hate and undermine their own office.

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They dwell in North Carolina’s High Point. Robinson has filed for bankruptcy three times, has been sued for money, and the Internal Revenue Service has placed liens on him as recently as 2012. Any unresolved difficulties with the IRS, he claims, have been taken care of.

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