For more reporting from the Associated Press, see below.The White House called Robinson's comments "repugnant and offensive." The state Republican Party and North Carolina's two most powerful state lawmakers, House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger, have declined to comment.State Senator Jeff Jackson of Mecklenburg County, campaigning to be the Democrats' 2022 U.S.
Senate nominee, tweeted that Robinson's comments revealed "real hatred.""Of course he should step down," Jackson wrote. "This isn't hard, folks.
Basic decency is all we should need to agree on to see that."Democratic Governor Roy Cooper's office has called Robinson's June remarks "abhorrent," but it did not respond when asked if the governor himself has anything to.