Skip to comments.Lt. Gov. Forest says he’s suing Gov. Cooper for violating Emergency Management Act
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 Coopers 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 Forests 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 states 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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Is the lt. governor running against Cooper on November 3? Who is the Republican gubernatorial candidate?
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.
Lt. Gov. Dan Forest is running to unseat Cooper from his dictatorial perch.