Lt. Governor Forest on North Carolina Losing the RNC

Raleigh, NC

"Losing the Republican National Convention is a devastating economic blow to the Charlotte region and North Carolina as a whole. Restaurants, hotels and service workers across multiple industries were counting on this business, especially after the major hit they've taken from Gov. Cooper's COVID-19 restrictions. Gov. Cooper has delivered a clear message that North Carolina is not open for business, and the repercussions to jobs and livelihoods will be long-lasting. When other states' 'science and data' shows that it is safe to host a convention in August, it is clear the Cooper Administration is playing politics."