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Thursday, October 29, 2020
CONTACT: Liz Doherty
Reason #5 Dan Forest is Unfit to Be Gov: Says He’d Lift the Mask Mandate if Elected
RALEIGH — With 5 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 #5: Forest said he’d lift the mask mandate if he was governor.
At a press conference, Forest said he’d lift the mask mandate. The Associated Press notes:
Despite overwhelming evidence that mask wearing reduces COVID-19 transmission, Forest said he’d undo the statewide mask mandate ordered by Cooper…
“When I’m governor, I would lift the mask mandate for the state and allow individual freedom to decide whether they wear a mask,” Forest said.
When asked if the state should have any guidelines for reopening around COVID-19, Forest responded “No. I don’t think so. Open the schools.”