Republican candidate for Governor, Lt. Governor Dan Forest slammed the Democrat Governor just weeks ahead of the 2020 General election where the two of them will face off to run the state of North Carolina. They have very different views of what the state needs.
“Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Forest continues to call for all North Carolina K-12 public schools to reopen without requiring students or teachers to wear masks,” WBTV news reported.
Last week, Forest said he would not mandate masks if elected governor, and that he wants the state to move quickly to Plan A so everyone can have 100% in-person learning.
The day after Forest went on the record, Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper announced that beginning on October 5, North Carolina elementary schools will be able to open under “Plan A,” which allows all students and staff to return to school.
However, he still wants to control other grades. Grades 6-12 will still be required to operate under the “Plan B” approach, which lets students participate in a mix of in-classroom and remote learning. Schools are also still allowed the option of completely virtual learning, as laid out in N.C.’s “Plan C.”
Forest, a consistent supporter of President Donald J. Trump, was not impressed with Cooper, who himself was videotaped and photographed marching with BLM protestors in Raleigh, while not wearing a mask himself or observing his own social distancing demands for North Carolinians..
“Yesterday, Gov. Cooper said it was dangerous to talk about reopening schools. Today, he said it was OK – at least for some schools. What changed? It does not need to be this complicated. Private schools in North Carolina have already figured out how to reopen safely. So have a majority of other states. It’s time to reopen all of our schools to give parents the option of in-person learning. Now,” Forest said.
“Face coverings are required for every teacher, staff and student from kindergarten through high school. The governor says studies have shown overwhelmingly that face coverings reduce disease transmission,”WBTV reported, perhaps not remembering the irony in Cooper’s demands.
Mask usage is very political in North Carolina starting with Cooper, who didn’t wear a mask while walking with far left protestors.
The move did not go unnoticed and top Republican State Senator noted it on his social media.
Forest’s team picked up on the Governor’s Hypocrisy and developed a face mask that has no science that backs up the use of it.
Watch President Trump announce Forest recently: