Dan Forest’s “Passion for Divisiveness”

Jan 30, 2020

Thursday, January 30, 2020
CONTACT: Liz Doherty

ICYMI: Dan Forest’s “Passion for Divisiveness”

CBC Editorial: “Lt. Gov. Dan Forest — Embrace the truth. Stop spreading divisive falsehoods”

In Case You Missed It…The CBC editorial board slammed Dan Forest for another divisive speech — this time, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, “a time when unity and understanding are typically the themes.” Forest stated, “There is no doubt that when Planned Parenthood was created, it was created to destroy the entire black race.”

As the editorial notes, and as North Carolinians have seen for years, Forest’s “sharpest words aim to isolate” despite his futile attempts to present like he cares about unity.

When he kicked off his campaign, Forest pledged, “We refuse to sling dirt, peddle lies, or stoke hatred. That’s not who we are. Instead we’re going to unite our state as one North Carolina. We’re going to lift people up and bring them together.” He even includes the below pledge on his website:

But, with each passing day in the Republican gubernatorial primary, Forest reveals to North Carolinians he has no interest in unity but rather a “passion for divisiveness”:

  • “He was a leader and most vocal advocate of the mean-spirited and ill-conceived discriminatory House Bill 2 – bathroom regulations. The legislation became a national model for discrimination to a point where businesses and hosts of major athletic events didn’t want to associate themselves with North Carolina.”
  • “Forest doesn’t stop there. He’s decried ‘diversity and multiculturalism’ with the notion that everyone needs to assimilate to what he demands our state and nation adhere to.”

READ MORE: WRAL: Editorial: Lt. Gov. Forest — Embrace the truth. Stop spreading divisive falsehoods, January 30, 2020.