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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) blasted state Republicans over the 12-week abortion ban they passed, saying they “ignored the will of the people.”

Cooper told MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart in an interview on Saturday that most people in the state do not want “right-wing politicians in the exam room with women and their doctors.” But he said Republicans were unified in conducting an “assault” on reproductive rights.

“It’s amazing how they’ve ignored the will of the people here,” he said.

Cooper said Republicans pushed through the legislation in the “dark of night” because they know that people do not support the bill.

The Republican-controlled state General Assembly was able to complete an override of Cooper’s veto of the bill in a vote on Tuesday evening after the state Senate voted to override it earlier that day.

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