Lt. Governor Dan Forest plans to sue Governor Cooper’s administration

Lt. Governor Dan Forest plans to sue Governor Cooper’s administration
(Source: Official websites)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WITN) - Lt. Governor Dan Forest says that he plans to sue Governor Roy Cooper’s administration.

A press release from Forest’s office says that he will be suing the administration for “violating the Emergency Management Act.”

Lt. Governor Dan Forest plans to sue Governor Cooper’s administration
Lt. Governor Dan Forest plans to sue Governor Cooper’s administration (Source: Lt. Gov. Dan Forest)

“The Governor has repeatedly ignored the law, enacting mandates that selectively target the businesses and citizens of North Carolina without concurrence from a majority of the Council of State. Before I officially file my suit, the Governor is required by law to approve the use of independent legal counsel. State agencies in North Carolina are required to use the Attorney General’s office to file lawsuits or else get an exception from the Governor. As the Attorney General has been responsible for drafting the unlawful Executive Orders I’m challenging, I have decided the only path forward is with independent counsel,” Forest said in the release.

Forest, a Republican, is running against Cooper for governor in the November election.

Lt. Governor Dan Forest plans to sue Governor Cooper’s administration
Lt. Governor Dan Forest plans to sue Governor Cooper’s administration (Source: Lt. Gov. Dan Forest)