You’re a North Carolina politician and you’re being investigated by the SBI- what do you do, hotshot? Put the SBI under your control. You’re a North Carolina politician and the people you have put in charge of the State’s DHHS, DENR, and Board of Elections have overseen disaster after disaster- what do you do, hotshot? Blame the Feds.
You’re getting yourself roughed up and challenged by a protest movement organized and populated by people who are angry at your policies- what do you do, hotshot? Change the rules to make sure that those demonstrations cannot continue in the same way.