Appearing Wednesday on CNN, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory dismissed comments made by the federal government's top prosecutor, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Rather than repeal a law that targets the LGBT community, North Carolina Republican officials, including McCrory, sued the federal government. The lawsuit was met with a countersuit by the Department of Justice and harsh words from Lynch.

The agency had determined that a provision of the law that limits the bathroom choices of transgender people violates the Civil Rights Act and asked the state not to enforce it.

“It was not so very long ago that states, including North Carolina, had signs above restrooms, water fountains and on public accommodations keeping people out based upon a distinction without a difference,” Lynch said, referring to Jim Crow laws that segregated based on race.

“It's an insult,” McCrory told Jake Tapper. “And it's a political statement instead of a legal statement.”

“Whether a boy can go into [a] girls restroom, to correlate that to the civil rights movement is totally irresponsible for the chief legal officer of the United States of America,” he added.

McCrory went on to blame Democrats for the law – which was a response to an LGBT protections bill in Charlotte – approved by GOP leaders.

“North Carolina has, for whatever reason, become the target of the left on this issue. This is an agenda of the far left,” he said.