Lt. Governor Forest's Statement on Forest v. Cooper Decision | Beaufort County Now | "Today, the the court ruled that Governor Cooper has 100% of the power during a declared emergency and can act unilaterally to deny freedoms to every North Carolinian." | lieutenant governor, dan forest, roy cooper, lawsuit, declared emergency, august 12, 2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Lt. Governor Forest's Statement on Forest v. Cooper Decision

    Raleigh, N.C.     Statement from Lt. Governor Forest:

    "Today, the the court ruled that Governor Cooper has 100% of the power during a declared emergency and can act unilaterally to deny freedoms to every North Carolinian.

    "If Governor Cooper has 100% of the power, then he has 100% of the responsibility.

    "100% of the responsibility for the disaster handling COVID-19 in nursing homes.

    "100% of the responsibility for every business that has had to permanently close because of his shutdown orders.

    "100% of the responsibility for every child that doesn't get a great education this year.

    "And 100% of the responsibility for the long lines of unemployed workers still waiting to receive funds.

    "Ultimately, the people of North Carolina will make the final decision in November."



  • Contact: Jamey Falkenbury
  •     Jamey.Falkenbury@nc.gov



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