RALEIGH, N.C. — Two days after North Carolina and the Justice Department announced dueling lawsuits, The Daily Signal sat down with Lt. Gov. Dan Forest. Forest, a Republican, called the Obama administration “shameful” for equating the state’s so-called bathroom bill to Jim Crow laws and other forms of state-sponsored discrimination.

“To use Jim Crow laws is pretty shameful,” Forest said, referring to comments made by Attorney General Loretta Lynch during a press conference Monday.

“The color of somebody’s skin,” he added, “the pigment of their skin, has absolutely nothing—zero—to do with what bathroom somebody goes into, what locker room or shower they use.”

“However, somebody’s biological sex has everything to do with which bathroom you use.”

Watch the video for his full take.