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McCrory responds to incident with cook in Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -

Gov. Pat McCrory addressed a recent incident in a Charlotte eatery that resulted in an employee being fired.

McCrory wrote in the Charlotte Observer he wanted to "set the record straight about the much-written about and discussed incident."

McCrory said an employee said hello with one finger instead of five which led to the governor thanking him. 

The employee, Drew Swope, responded with "Thanks for nothing."

McCrory's security detail complained about the comment and establishment owner Tom Coker said he dismissed Swope because the comment was inappropriate to make to any customer.

McCrory said he is used to being booed, yelled at, cussed and physically threatened after serving 10 years as a basketball official and 14 as mayor of Charlotte. He said it is part of what he signed up for.

"But I would argue that one can be passionate about an issue and still maintain civility in the debate. North Carolinians deserve better," McCrory wrote. 

McCrory said incidents like these should not reward those who act inappropriately and the focus of media reports should be on the good deeds the people of North Carolina do on a daily basis.

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