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Friday, October 30, 2020
CONTACT: Liz Doherty
Reason #4 Dan Forest is Unfit to Be Gov: Called for Schools to Reopen Immediately with No Safety Precautions
RALEIGH — With 4 days left until Election Day, Cooper for NC is highlighting one reason that Dan Forest is unfit to be governor with each remaining day. There’s no shortage of reasons, so note that this list isn’t exhaustive. Find even more reasons Forest is unfit to be governor here.
Reason #4: Forest has called for schools to reopen immediately with no safety precautions, saying that he doesn’t “think there’s any science that backs up” wearing masks in schools.
At a press conference, Forest called to reopen North Carolina schools immediately, “So there are many reasons to move forward with opening the schools and it needs to happen now, not January 1, not after election day, it needs to happen now.”
When a reporter asked if kids or teachers should have to wear masks in schools, Forest said, “I don’t think so, no, I don’t think there’s any science that backs that up.”