Washington, DC — The Republican State Leadership Committee today released a new episode in its podcast series “It’s Bigger Than You Think,” featuring an interview with North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson. Robinson, a political outsider who has not previously held office, rose to prominence in the Tar Heel state after a passionate speech he gave in defense of the Second Amendment in April of 2018 to the Greensboro City Council went viral. The RSLC in 2020 helped Robinson beat back over $8 million spent against him by Michael Bloomberg so he could become the first African American lieutenant governor in North Carolina’s history.
During the episode, Robinson discusses how his journey from humble beginnings embodies the American Dream, how parents worried about politicized schools can step up and fight back, and how Republicans can continue to expand the party in 2022 by spreading the message of freedom and equality for all Americans.
“It’s Bigger Than You Think,” which is released bi-weekly at 2 PM ET and is available on Spotify, Anchor, Apple Podcasts, and Youtube, contains in-depth discussions with current and former state Republicans, national thought leaders, and top political strategists about the outsized impact state government has on the everyday lives of all Americans.
Watch the full episode HERE.
Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson on encouraging more minorities to run for office:
“If you have the skills and ability, and you are qualified by the Constitution, by the standards of the Constitution to run, then by all means step up and run. Whether it be for school board, whether it be for lieutenant governor, whether it be for Congress or Senate, no one should be afraid to run for these offices. That’s number one.”
Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson on freedom and equality in the Republican Party:
“The Republican Party has not changed. The Republican Party was started for the express purpose of fighting for freedom and equality. And, has always fought for freedom and equality in this nation.”
Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson on the American Dream:
“I like to tell people all the time that my story would only be possible in America and is only possible with God. So it really has. It’s a … story that I think if somebody told you that the average person might not belief it, but it’s absolutely 100% true.”
Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson on Biden’s failed leadership:
“I don’t think the Administration is going to take any cues because they’ve already shown that they’re inept. They’re on the wrong page and they plan to stay on the wrong page and the wrong path. It’s just ingrained in them. Joe Biden has been that way since he’s been in politics. He’s been on the wrong side of every time.”