North Carolina Republican leaders on Thursday criticized a Justice Department determination that a state law is in violation of the Civil Rights Act.

The federal agency said in a letter to Republican Governor Pat McCrory that a provision of House Bill 2 which limits the bathroom choices of transgender people in government buildings, including schools, violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and gave state officials until Monday to confirm that they “will not comply with or implement HB2.”

(Related: Justice Department says North Carolina's anti-gay law violates Civil Rights Act.)

House Speaker Tim Moore said Thursday that the state won't meet the deadline.

“We will take no action by Monday,” Moore told reporters. “That deadline will come and go. We don't ever want to lose any money, but we're not going to get bullied by the Obama administration to take action prior to Monday's date. That is not how this works.”

Senate leader Phil Berger said legislators will respond by Monday: “Obviously, there'll have to be some response – you've got the deadline – but I don't see the legislature, as the legislature, taking any specific response.”

Berger added that he does not think that the Justice Department has the legal authority to stop implementation of the law and criticized the federal government for pushing “radical social engineering.”