North Carolina Lt. Governor and Republican gubernatorial nominee Dan Forest is advocating for a pragmatic approach to that would put the Tar Heel State on the road to economic recovery while continuing to protect public health.
In an interview with the Daily Signal podcast this week, Lt. Governor Forest outlined his proposal to reopen the state on a county-by-county basis – a strategy that has been adopted in numerous states with both Democratic and Republican governors.
Forest detailed North Carolina’s diversity, noting, “We’re the second-most rural state in the United States of America, even though we have 10.5 million people, and we’re the eighth-largest state,” and saying, “I believe right now many of our counties could start to open back up and you could start to do that in a safe and healthy way.”
“This is the United States of America, we can protect lives and livelihoods at the same time,” said Forest.
Lt. Governor Forest has been calling for a regional approach to recovery for weeks, but Democratic Governor Roy Cooper has refused to consider the proposal. Lt. Governor Forest has also pushed Governor Cooper to provide more transparent COVID-19 data to the press and public – a call that has been echoed by reporters and editorial boards in the state.
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