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

Raleigh, NC

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."