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Lt. Gov. Forest says hes suing Gov. Cooper for violating Emergency Management Act
CBS17 News.com ^ | June 25, 2020 | Michael Hyland, CBS 17 Digital Desk

Posted on 06/26/2020 3:36:31 AM PDT by NCDragon

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Lt. Gov. Dan Forest plans to sue Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration for violating the Emergency Management Act, according to a Thursday statement from Forest.

“The Governor has repeatedly ignored the law, enacting mandates that selectively target the businesses and citizens of North Carolina without concurrence from a majority of the Council of State,” the statement read in part.

The crux of Forest’s complaint is that executive orders made by Cooper since March does not allow him or other members of the Council of State to fulfill their oaths to uphold the state’s laws.

Forest, in his letter to Cooper, also asked for the statute to be waived that would require him to be represented by Attorney General Josh Stein.

“It is my position that the Attorney General has a conflict of interest in that his office assisted in the drafting of the Executive Orders at issue,” the letter read. “I also understand the budget crunch brought about by the COVID-19 shutdown, and rather than employing outside counsel, I plan on using my in-house general counsel.”

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: covid19; ncgovernment
Finally, a voice of reason in a sea of insanity!
1 posted on 06/26/2020 3:36:31 AM PDT by NCDragon
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To: NCDragon

Is the lt. governor running against Cooper on November 3? Who is the Republican gubernatorial candidate?


2 posted on 06/26/2020 3:58:58 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Theodore R.

Him.


3 posted on 06/26/2020 4:03:55 AM PDT by ncalburt (Gop DC Globalists)
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To: NCDragon

Good for him!

SOMEBODY needs to stand up against the rat bass turd.

Stein is a leftist lackey using his office as a campaign tool and would be zero help in prosecution of the complaint.

I just hope Dan can overcome the blue holes in this state.


4 posted on 06/26/2020 4:20:21 AM PDT by Adder ("Can you be more stupid?" is a question, not a challenge.)
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To: Theodore R.

Lt. Gov. Dan Forest is running to unseat Cooper from his dictatorial perch.


5 posted on 06/27/2020 10:14:57 AM PDT by NCDragon ( Americans will always do the right thing, after they've exhausted all the alternatives. WC)
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