Dan Forest

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Dan Forest said : “I think what’s important is that patients speak with the anesthesiologist prior to surgery to better understand what to expect,” External link

wsvn Saturday, May 1, 2021 6:38:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “I think what’s important is that patients speak with the anesthesiologist prior to surgery to better understand what to expect,” External link

wsvn Friday, April 30, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “It should be a personal responsibility choice,” “It doesn’t need to be a governor’s mandate. We don’t need a governor that treats us like 5-year-olds. We need a governor that does protect us, but not treat us like we’re little kids. Masks aren’t the solution to everything” External link

wsoctv Thursday, October 29, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “It should be a personal responsibility choice,” “It doesn’t need to be a governor’s mandate. We don’t need a governor that treats us like 5-year-olds. We need a governor that does protect us, but not treat us like we’re little kids. Masks aren’t the solution to everything” External link

siouxcityjournal Thursday, October 29, 2020 4:13:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest says : “When I’m governor, I will never tell a business owner they can’t make a living. I will never tell a worker they’re non-essential,” External link

thehill Tuesday, October 20, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “Our kids are having massive struggles right now: anxiety, depression, screen addiction, abuse,” External link

wyff4 Monday, October 19, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “Governor very clearly didn’t answer that question. No, I don’t think there’s systemic racism, there is racism that we should reject at every single turn,” External link

wyff4 Monday, October 19, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “Our kids are having massive struggles right now: anxiety, depression, screen addiction, abuse,” External link

wyff4 Monday, October 19, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “Governor very clearly didn’t answer that question. No, I don’t think there’s systemic racism, there is racism that we should reject at every single turn,” “Downtown Raleigh was being destroyed, downtown Charlotte was being destroyed, downtown Asheville was being destroyed. The governor didn’t do anything about that. He had the ability to call out the National Guard, send them in and stop it. When I’m governor, I will never allow an angry mob to destroy one of our cities and on that Asheville footage—there’s actual footage, the news stations in Asheville wouldn’t let us use it, we had to go get other footage” External link

wyff4 Monday, October 19, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “The CDC just this week released their study about mask wearing on COVID-positive cases: 85% of the positive cases in America are from people who say they wore the mask everyday, all the time, or at least almost all the time. 85% of the positive cases,” External link

wral Saturday, October 17, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "We don't need a governor that treats us like 5-year-olds," External link

foxnews Friday, October 16, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "We don't need a governor that treats us like 5-year-olds," External link

foxnews Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “It should be a personal responsibility choice,” External link

wxii12 Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest cited : “There is racism. We should reject it at every single turn.” External link

wxii12 Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “They’re learning how to live with the virus and protect the vulnerable and get people back to work,” External link

wxii12 Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “Special needs kids need teachers in classrooms,” External link

wxii12 Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "But he probably doesn't know that because he's vetoed every single budget since he's been governor, including every single teacher pay raise," External link

washingtonexaminer Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "Well, I think parents should be able to choose," "I think we should continue to improve all forms of education" External link

washingtonexaminer Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "Put your time and your energy and your effort and your money into protecting the vulnerable people to keep them from getting the virus," "Let everybody else go back to work. Then you don't have to worry about their health insurance at the same level. They'll have a job again. They'll have insurance" External link

washingtonexaminer Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "We are going to have to figure this out," "This gonna be one of the most difficult things we've ever done in state government" External link

washingtonexaminer Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "You can't say, 'Oh, we don't want tax cuts, but we're going to give people tax money when they come to the state,' " "It doesn't work that way, governor" External link

washingtonexaminer Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “It should be a personal responsibility choice,” “It doesn’t need to be a governor’s mandate. We don’t need a governor that treats us like 5-year-olds. We need a governor that does protect us, but not treat us like we’re little kids. Masks aren’t the solution to everything” External link

wncn Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about North Carolinians ) : “They’re learning how to live with the virus and protect the vulnerable and get people back to work,” “They’re learning how to do that. We have to learn how to do that in North Carolina, too” External link

wncn Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “Special needs kids need teachers in classrooms,” “All kids need teachers in the classroom. That’s the way it’s supposed to be. We’ve got to get back to that” External link

wncn Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "We don't need a governor that treats us like five-year-olds, we need a governor that does protect us but not treat us like we're little kids," "Masks aren't the solution to everything" External link

13newsnow Thursday, October 15, 2020 7:29:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “It should be a personal responsibility choice,” “It doesn't need to be a governor's mandate. We don't need a governor that treats us like 5-year-olds. We need a governor that does protect us, but not treat us like we're little kids. Masks aren't the solution to everything” External link

siouxcityjournal Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:23:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “It should be a personal responsibility choice,” “It doesn’t need to be a governor’s mandate. We don’t need a governor that treats us like 5-year-olds. We need a governor that does protect us, but not treat us like we’re little kids. Masks aren’t the solution to everything” External link

wncn Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about North Carolinians ) : “They’re learning how to live with the virus and protect the vulnerable and get people back to work,” “They’re learning how to do that. We have to learn how to do that in North Carolina, too” External link

wncn Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “Special needs kids need teachers in classrooms,” “All kids need teachers in the classroom. That’s the way it’s supposed to be. We’ve got to get back to that” External link

wncn Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "We don't need a governor that treats us like 5-year-olds," External link

wral Thursday, October 15, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest wrote : "The fact that an executive agency would dare enter into an agreement that attempts to make substantial changes to our election law less than six weeks before the election raises serious concerns about the motives of all involved. It also raises serious legal concerns," External link

foxnews Friday, September 25, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest wrote : "The fact that an executive agency would dare enter into an agreement that attempts to make substantial changes to our election law less than six weeks before the election raises serious concerns about the motives of all involved. It also raises serious legal concerns," External link

wral Friday, September 25, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest wrote : “I am requesting that the Department of Justice review these actions to determine whether any federal laws may have been violated, as these actions will no doubt impact the Presidential, Senatorial, and Congressional elections in North Carolina,” External link

wncn Thursday, September 24, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “I said I’d lift the mask mandate, and I would,” External link

wncn Tuesday, September 22, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “He was claiming that he wanted more money for teachers and yet he was willing to give them nothing,” External link

wncn Tuesday, September 22, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “I believe that parents really do want what’s best for their students,” External link

wncn Tuesday, September 22, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “We can’t wait until Jan. 1 for our kids to be back in school. That needs to happen now. Parents need to have that choice right now. That is the plan,” External link

foxnews Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “Science is not a one size fits all, either,” External link

wsoctv Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “There are doctors that called us by the hundreds that say they can’t speak their voice right now,” External link

wsoctv Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "Somebody said, 'Don't help the lieutenant governor anymore,'" External link

wral Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "Somebody said don't help the lieutenant governor anymore," External link

wral Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about Roy Cooper ) : "if Governor Cooper has 100% of the power, then he has 100% of the responsibility" External link

CBSnews Thursday, September 10, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about Joseph Biden ) : “We all know that Sleepy Joe's not gonna make it. Not very long anyway. That’s sad to say,” External link

thedailybeast Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "Is this decision based on science or politics? The science has shown for months that gyms, playgrounds and bowling alleys are safe," "It must be the politics and polling that is changing with this new decision" External link

washingtonexaminer Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “As governor, I will not pick winners and losers in the economy with poll-driven restrictions,” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, September 2, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “As governor, I will not pick winners and losers in the economy with poll-driven restrictions,” External link

tribtown Wednesday, September 2, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "As governor, I will not pick winners and losers in the economy with poll-driven restrictions," External link

startribune Wednesday, September 2, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “As governor, I will not pick winners and losers in the economy with poll-driven restrictions,” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, September 2, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “As governor, I will not pick winners and losers in the economy with poll-driven restrictions,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, September 2, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “Other states have their businesses and schools open,” External link

siouxcityjournal Wednesday, September 2, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about North Carolinians ) : “T[ues]day, the court ruled that Governor Cooper has 100% of the power during a declared emergency and can act unilaterally to deny freedoms to every North Carolinian,” External link

wncn Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about Roy Cooper ) : “Today, the the court ruled that Governor Cooper has 100% of the power during a declared emergency and can act unilaterally to deny freedoms to every North Carolinian,” External link

wncn Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest says : “North Carolina? We’ve never had a curve problem here,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, July 18, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “there have been multiple comprehensive studies at the deepest level held to scientific standards in controlled environments that have all said for decades, masks do not work with viruses” External link

wral Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about Roy Cooper ) : "This lawsuit is not interested in the substance of Governor Cooper’s orders," External link

wral Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "If you want to base your decisions on science and data, I believe you should make that science transparent," External link

wral Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about Roy Cooper ) : “This lawsuit is not interested in the substance of Gov. Cooper’s orders,” External link

wxii12 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “There’s nothing politically expedient about suing the governor,” “My office motto, my team model, has always been always to do the right thing, no matter what the cost or the consequence” External link

wxii12 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “There’s nothing politically expedient about suing the governor,” External link

wxii12 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about Roy Cooper ) : “This lawsuit is not interested in the substance of Gov. Cooper’s orders,” External link

wxii12 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about North Carolinians ) : "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," External link

washingtonexaminer Monday, June 29, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "But I am sure that you will recall, a majority of the members felt that a further discussion was needed, and therefore they did not concur in your request," External link

washingtonexaminer Monday, June 29, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "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," External link

washingtonexaminer Monday, June 29, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about Roy Cooper ) : "This lawsuit is not interested in the substance of Governor Cooper’s orders," External link

wral Monday, June 29, 2020 7:14:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about Carolina Republican ) : "North Carolina's a pretty broad state. About 85 percent of our state is rural, at least 50 percent of our counties out of our 100 counties don't really have a big problem here, and they should be allowed to go back about life at some level and not have the same kind of lockdown that our cities are having," External link

foxnews Saturday, June 27, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest wrote : "The Emergency Management Act requires that you seek and receive concurrence from the Council of State prior to exercising the most expansive statewide emergency powers of the Governor," External link

foxnews Friday, June 26, 2020 3:12:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "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," External link

wxii12 Friday, June 26, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "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," External link

wxii12 Friday, June 26, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest wrote : "The North Carolina Constitution does not create a unitary executive, but rather disburses executive power throughout the Council of State," External link

wrcbtv Friday, June 26, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "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," External link

wcnc Friday, June 26, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "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," External link

wral Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "The Emergency Management Act requires that you seek and receive concurrence from the Council of State prior to exercising the most expansive statewide emergency powers of the governor," External link

wral Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest wrote : "The North Carolina Constitution does not create a unitary executive, but rather disburses executive power throughout the Council of State," External link

wral Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “While Gov. Cooper shifted blame when our cities were looted and buildings were damaged, he has no excuses this time,” “Last night’s destruction occurred on state property, right next to his office. It is clear that Gov. Cooper is either incapable of upholding law and order, or worse, encouraging this behavior” External link

foxnews Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about Roy Cooper ) : “It is clear that Gov. Cooper is either incapable of upholding law and order, or worse, encouraging this behavior,” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "North Carolinians should be shocked by the utter lawlessness that occurred in downtown Raleigh once again last night, this time on the State Capitol grounds. While Gov. Cooper shifted blame when our cities were looted and buildings were damaged, he has no excuses this time. Last night's destruction occurred on state property, right next to his office. It is clear that Gov. Cooper is either incapable of upholding law and order, or worse, encouraging this behavior," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, June 21, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “While Gov. Cooper shifted blame when our cities were looted and buildings were damaged, he has no excuses this time,” “Last night’s destruction occurred on state property, right next to his office. It is clear that Gov. Cooper is either incapable of upholding law and order, or worse, encouraging this behavior” External link

foxnews Sunday, June 21, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about Roy Cooper ) : “It is clear that Gov. Cooper is either incapable of upholding law and order, or worse, encouraging this behavior,” External link

egyptindependent Sunday, June 21, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about Roy Cooper ) : “It is clear that Gov. Cooper is either incapable of upholding law and order, or worse, encouraging this behavior,” External link

boston Sunday, June 21, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about Roy Cooper ) : "It is clear that Gov. Cooper is either incapable of upholding law and order, or worse, encouraging this behavior," External link

startribune Sunday, June 21, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “North Carolinians should be shocked by the utter lawlessness that occurred in downtown Raleigh once again last night, this time on the State Capitol grounds. While Gov. Cooper shifted blame when our cities were looted and buildings were damaged, he has no excuses this time. Last night’s destruction occurred on state property, right next to his office. It is clear that Gov. Cooper is either incapable of upholding law and order, or worse, encouraging this behavior,” External link

wcfcourier Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about Roy Cooper ) : "It is clear that Gov. Cooper is either incapable of upholding law and order, or worse, encouraging this behavior," External link

startribune Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “North Carolinians should be shocked by the utter lawlessness that occurred in downtown Raleigh once again last night, this time on the state capitol grounds. While Gov. Cooper shifted blame when our cities were looted and buildings were damaged, he has no excuses this time. Last night’s destruction occurred on state property, right next to his office. It is clear that Gov. Cooper is either incapable of upholding law and order, or worse, encouraging this behaviour,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about Roy Cooper ) : "Gov. Cooper needs to stop saying he’s basing all his decisions for keeping our economy shut down on 'science and data.' By vetoing the 'Bar Bill,' he is claiming that 'science' says it is safe for a brewery to be open but not a bar," External link

wral Saturday, June 6, 2020 7:35:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “Gov. Cooper has delivered a clear message that North Carolina is not open for business, and the repercussions to jobs and livelihoods will be long-lasting,” External link

washtimes Thursday, June 4, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "The word that I've heard ... again and again (from civil rights leaders) is that we're exhausted," External link

wral Wednesday, June 3, 2020 5:13:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "The word that I've heard ... again and again (from civil rights leaders) is that we're exhausted," External link

wral Tuesday, June 2, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "The governor’s holding up the show right now for August," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about North Carolinians ) : “I think the big challenges out there are things that people are seeing not just here in North Carolina but all over the country with the number of inconsistencies on decisions being made about which businesses can open and which businesses have to stay closed,” External link

wncn Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “I think it’s a good move to open up at 50 percent capacity, allow the restaurants to see how all of this works. I think you could to the same thing with gyms. I think you could do the same thing with bars right now,” External link

wncn Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “That goal has always been met. That curve has always been flat. You can’t go on like this forever. The virus is not going to go away, and it’s going to be here,” External link

wncn Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “I don’t care about getting a virus,” External link

wncn Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “The governor has hundreds of staff members and lots of different agencies and departments, and I would say this should be your number one priority right now,” “The system has to be modernized. I think that’s what we’re finding out is the system itself has failed. The people at employment security, I think, are working as hard as they can. Are there enough of them? No, there aren’t. But, the system is going to have to be modernized” External link

wncn Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest explained : “Well, you know, I got the flu last year, Michael, ” External link

wncn Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “You’ve heard the stories of people saying I don’t want to go back to work yet because I’m making more money on unemployment than I will going back to work. Our restaurant owners and folks like that are very concerned right now that they’re not going to be able to get their employees back,” “I think that’s already going to delay the opening of the economy right now, so I think the benefits side is good” External link

wncn Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest told : "There is no doubt that there are people that are on the left that are using this to pull certain levers to see how far that they can go," External link

wral Saturday, May 16, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "While we are thanking ourselves for the work we do, I just want to state the obvious – that everybody on this call is still getting a paycheck and still able to work," External link

wral Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "These business owners want to be trusted, especially the small-business owners," "We feel like, somehow, we can trust the big folks to be essential and do the things they need to do when they may have thousands of people in their store, but somehow we can’t trust the small-business owner who may have one or two at any given time in their stores" External link

wral Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “You know, we’ve still had more deaths to the flu this year than we’ve had COVID-19,” External link

wral Tuesday, May 5, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “You know, we’ve still had more deaths to the flu this year than we’ve had COVID-19,” External link

wral Tuesday, May 5, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “We’ve still had more deaths to the flu this year than we’ve had COVID-19” External link

wral Tuesday, May 5, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "I've talked to manufacturers, had manufacturers call me," "Just dozens and dozens of emails and texts and phone calls from people saying we have all of this PPE ... all you've got to do is get us in touch with the right people" External link

wral Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest wrote : "Now, it's time to start planning how to rebuild. We must repair North Carolina's economy, which has been seriously damaged by our response to COVID-19," External link

wral Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "So, while on one end you may think they’re trying to provide you a public service announcement about what’s going on, they’re still in the advertising business and the viewership business," External link

wral Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “America is a creative, innovative, resourceful and compassionate nation,” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, March 28, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “America is a creative, innovative, resourceful and compassionate nation,” External link

thedailybeast Friday, March 27, 2020 1:31:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "His mandate will devastate our economy, shutter many small businesses and leave many people unemployed, especially in the rural areas of our state where food supply is already critical," External link

wral Wednesday, March 18, 2020 7:09:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "His mandate will devastate our economy, shutter many small businesses and leave many people unemployed, especially in the rural areas of our state where food supply is already critical," External link

wral Wednesday, March 18, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "His mandate will devastate our economy, shutter many small businesses and leave many people unemployed, especially in the rural areas of our state where food supply is already critical," External link

wral Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "Thus, he does not have the authority to issue this part of his executive order," External link

wral Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "His mandate will devastate our economy, shutter many small businesses and leave many people unemployed, especially in the rural areas of our state where food supply is already critical," External link

wral Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest replied : "all things are obviously on the table" "I'm not involved in those conversations. ... That's the governor's territory," External link

wral Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "We want this curve to flatten as fast as possible. We want the spread of this to stop as fast as possible," External link

wral Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “After the press release, and shortly before a scheduled press conference, I, along with other Council of State members, was asked to concur with the Governor’s decision with no discussion,” External link

wncn Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “While I understand that all actions in a time of crisis are very difficult decisions and have many consequences, some decisions are so serious they require, by law, discussion with, and approval of, other state leaders,” External link

wncn Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "His mandate will devastate our economy, shutter many small businesses and leave many people unemployed, especially in the rural areas of our state where food supply is already critical," External link

wral Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "His mandate will devastate our economy, shutter many small businesses and leave many people unemployed, especially in the rural areas of our state where food supply is already critical," External link

wral Tuesday, March 17, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “We have some great people in the state and really creative, innovative minds,” External link

washingtonexaminer Wednesday, March 4, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “It’s probably going to be the number one governor’s race in the country,” External link

wbtv Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “There are no political coronations in America, and everyone must earn their way,” External link

wxii12 Wednesday, March 4, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “There are no political coronations in America, and everyone must earn their way,” External link

wyff4 Tuesday, March 3, 2020 5:15:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “There are no political coronations in America, and everyone must earn their way,” External link

wyff4 Monday, March 2, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "He left an indelible mark on our state’s history," External link

wral Friday, February 28, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest wrote : "He vigorously defended black Americans’ right to vote," External link

wral Friday, February 28, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “There are no political coronations in America, and everyone must earn their way,” External link

wxii12 Saturday, February 1, 2020 2:00:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “we have tens of thousands of children in our state that have been victims of these violent criminals already” External link

wral Tuesday, December 17, 2019 4:54:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest wrote : "Please know that we will continue to fight for increased teacher compensation and overall public education spending," "We will continue to do so in a balanced approach that ensures government is not overspending, and we are prepared for any downturns in the economy" External link

wsoctv Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:32:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "Please know that we will continue to fight for increased teacher compensation and overall public education funding just as we have done for the past six years," External link

wral Tuesday, December 10, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest told : "We refuse to divide people into categories and put them in boxes," External link

wral Sunday, August 18, 2019 4:39:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest acknowledged : "guns are problems in these mass shootings, obviously," External link

wral Friday, August 9, 2019 9:13:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "Right now, we're keeping it," External link

wral Monday, July 8, 2019 11:23:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “No other nation, my friends, has ever survived the diversity and multiculturalism that America faces today, because of a lack of assimilation, because of this division, and because of this identity politics,” External link

wral Friday, July 5, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "I think what you tend to see is almost stall tactics," "We want to make sure everybody's voice is heard, but we do have a process for a reason ... I feel like we’re punishing these applicants" External link

wral Thursday, June 6, 2019 10:17:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "I know a lot of people fight that sort of thing, but I'm of the opinion with, I think, a lot of council and a lot of other Edmontonians that the urban sprawl thing just is not working, it's so expensive," "So having a more dense inner core, I think, is a very good idea" External link

CBC Thursday, May 23, 2019 7:41:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “My hope is that those members of the House that are needed to override this veto have the same moral and ethical courage as the members of the Senate,” External link

washtimes Wednesday, May 22, 2019 4:31:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "It's a sad day when the governor of any state, no matter the circumstance, chooses to not protect the life of a helpless newborn baby," External link

wral Thursday, April 18, 2019 7:00:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “I believe in the presumption of innocence and thus will withhold judgement,” “But I agree with the rule of law and if laws were broken, then justice should be served. They are facing serious charges” External link

charlotteobserver Friday, April 5, 2019 1:21:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “At the state level, we needed to do something about this,” External link

charlotteobserver Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest says : “There is a better way, a way that begins in seeing the intrinsic value and worth of each of our people. A way that is decent and good and civil,” External link

charlotteobserver Tuesday, January 29, 2019 12:17:00 AM EAT



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Roy Cooper said ( about Dan Forest ) : “When I mandated masks, our cases leveled off. Then, Dan Forest lied to the public and said masks don’t work. He even sued me to stop our safety measures. Thank goodness he lost,” “Masks a great cover for what he really doesn’t want to talk about: the over million and a half people that he has left unemployed. The thousands of businesses that have been shut down. The thousands of businesses that will never reopen again” External link

wyff4 Monday, October 19, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Roy Cooper said ( about Dan Forest ) : “When I mandated masks, our cases leveled off. Then, Dan Forest lied to the public and said masks don’t work. He even sued me to stop our safety measures. Thank goodness he lost,” “Masks [are] a great cover for what he really doesn’t want to talk about: the over million and a half people that he has left unemployed. The thousands of businesses that have been shut down. The thousands of businesses that will never reopen again” External link

wyff4 Monday, October 19, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Roy Cooper said ( about Dan Forest ) : “The death of George Floyd opened painful wounds and we need to listen to people who lift up their voices for equality and justice, but we cannot tolerate violence and destruction,” “Dan Forest right now is doing right now what no leader should do. He got caught running an ad using fake riot footage from Washington and New York pretending it was Asheville; hurting their economy. That is unacceptable. Dan Forest is using this issue for fear and division and he thinks that’s going to win this race for him” External link

wyff4 Monday, October 19, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Roy Cooper said ( about Dan Forest ) : "That's the kind of state you'd get with Dan Forest as governor: More cases, more deaths, more deaths in nursing homes. I don't think the people of North Carolina want that," External link

CBSnews Friday, October 16, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Roy Cooper responded ( about Dan Forest ) : "Really, Dan? Really? Masks don't work? Scientists say they don't?" External link

CBSnews Friday, October 16, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Roy Cooper asked ( about Dan Forest ) : “Really, Dan? Really? Masks don’t work? Scientists say they don’t?” External link

wxii12 Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Roy Cooper said ( about Dan Forest ) : "It is stunning to me that he would use children as political pawns during the middle of a pandemic," "But what Dan Forest really wants to do with our public schools, he wants to starve them for funding, and then use those tax dollars to help rich people send their children to private schools, using vouchers" External link

washingtonexaminer Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Roy Cooper asked ( about Dan Forest ) : “Really, Dan? Really? Masks don’t work? Scientists say they don’t?” “That is just absolutely not true. You’re finding that on the dark corners of the internet” External link

wncn Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Roy Cooper said ( about Dan Forest ) : "While I'm using science and data to help make those decisions, Dan Forest is holding a press conference saying, 'We're going to fill all the classes back up immediately, we're not going to have any masks, no social distancing, and no safety measures,'" "That is dangerous and it is stunning to me that he would use children as political pawns during the middle of a pandemic" External link

13newsnow Thursday, October 15, 2020 7:29:00 AM EAT

Roy Cooper asked ( about Dan Forest ) : “Really, Dan? Really? Masks don’t work? Scientists say they don’t?” “That is just absolutely not true. You’re finding that on the dark corners of the internet” External link

wncn Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Roy Cooper said ( about Dan Forest ) : “My opponent, Dan Forest, is going around holding in-person receptions without a mask, without social distancing and he’s talking about saying that he’s shaking as many hands as he possibly can,” External link

wxii12 Friday, August 7, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Roy Cooper said ( about Dan Forest ) : “My opponent, Dan Forest, is going around holding in-person receptions without a mask, without social distancing and he’s talking about saying that he’s shaking as many hands as he possibly can,” “That’s the kind of thing we need to stop” External link

wacotrib Thursday, August 6, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

Roy Cooper said ( about Dan Forest ) : “My opponent, Dan Forest, is going around holding in-person receptions without a mask, without social distancing and he’s talking about saying that he’s shaking as many hands as he possibly can,” “That’s the kind of thing we need to stop” External link

eagletribune Thursday, August 6, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

Roy Cooper said ( about Dan Forest ) : “My opponent, Dan Forest, is going around holding in-person receptions without a mask, without social distancing and he’s talking about saying that he’s shaking as many hands as he possibly can,” “That’s the kind of thing we need to stop” External link

wral Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Roy Cooper said ( about Dan Forest ) : “My opponent, Dan Forest, is going around holding in-person receptions without a mask, without social distancing and he’s talking about saying that he’s shaking as many hands as he possibly can,” “That’s the kind of thing we need to stop” External link

wral Thursday, August 6, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Roy Cooper said ( about Dan Forest ) : “My opponent, Dan Forest, is going around holding in-person receptions without a mask, without social distancing and he’s talking about saying that he’s shaking as many hands as he possibly can,” “That’s the kind of thing we need to stop” External link

tribtown Thursday, August 6, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Roy Cooper said ( about Dan Forest ) : “My opponent, Dan Forest, is going around holding in-person receptions without a mask, without social distancing and he’s talking about saying that he’s shaking as many hands as he possibly can,” “That’s the kind of thing we need to stop” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, August 6, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Roy Cooper said ( about Dan Forest ) : “My opponent, Dan Forest, is going around holding in-person receptions without a mask, without social distancing and he’s talking about saying that he’s shaking as many hands as he possibly can,” “That’s the kind of thing we need to stop” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, August 6, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

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Dan Forest said : “I think what’s important is that patients speak with the anesthesiologist prior to surgery to better understand what to expect,” External link

wsvn Saturday, May 1, 2021 6:38:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “I think what’s important is that patients speak with the anesthesiologist prior to surgery to better understand what to expect,” External link

wsvn Friday, April 30, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “It should be a personal responsibility choice,” “It doesn’t need to be a governor’s mandate. We don’t need a governor that treats us like 5-year-olds. We need a governor that does protect us, but not treat us like we’re little kids. Masks aren’t the solution to everything” External link

wsoctv Thursday, October 29, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “It should be a personal responsibility choice,” “It doesn’t need to be a governor’s mandate. We don’t need a governor that treats us like 5-year-olds. We need a governor that does protect us, but not treat us like we’re little kids. Masks aren’t the solution to everything” External link

siouxcityjournal Thursday, October 29, 2020 4:13:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest says : “When I’m governor, I will never tell a business owner they can’t make a living. I will never tell a worker they’re non-essential,” External link

thehill Tuesday, October 20, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “Our kids are having massive struggles right now: anxiety, depression, screen addiction, abuse,” External link

wyff4 Monday, October 19, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “Governor very clearly didn’t answer that question. No, I don’t think there’s systemic racism, there is racism that we should reject at every single turn,” External link

wyff4 Monday, October 19, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “Our kids are having massive struggles right now: anxiety, depression, screen addiction, abuse,” External link

wyff4 Monday, October 19, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “Governor very clearly didn’t answer that question. No, I don’t think there’s systemic racism, there is racism that we should reject at every single turn,” “Downtown Raleigh was being destroyed, downtown Charlotte was being destroyed, downtown Asheville was being destroyed. The governor didn’t do anything about that. He had the ability to call out the National Guard, send them in and stop it. When I’m governor, I will never allow an angry mob to destroy one of our cities and on that Asheville footage—there’s actual footage, the news stations in Asheville wouldn’t let us use it, we had to go get other footage” External link

wyff4 Monday, October 19, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “The CDC just this week released their study about mask wearing on COVID-positive cases: 85% of the positive cases in America are from people who say they wore the mask everyday, all the time, or at least almost all the time. 85% of the positive cases,” External link

wral Saturday, October 17, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "We don't need a governor that treats us like 5-year-olds," External link

foxnews Friday, October 16, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "We don't need a governor that treats us like 5-year-olds," External link

foxnews Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “It should be a personal responsibility choice,” External link

wxii12 Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest cited : “There is racism. We should reject it at every single turn.” External link

wxii12 Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “They’re learning how to live with the virus and protect the vulnerable and get people back to work,” External link

wxii12 Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “Special needs kids need teachers in classrooms,” External link

wxii12 Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "But he probably doesn't know that because he's vetoed every single budget since he's been governor, including every single teacher pay raise," External link

washingtonexaminer Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "Well, I think parents should be able to choose," "I think we should continue to improve all forms of education" External link

washingtonexaminer Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "Put your time and your energy and your effort and your money into protecting the vulnerable people to keep them from getting the virus," "Let everybody else go back to work. Then you don't have to worry about their health insurance at the same level. They'll have a job again. They'll have insurance" External link

washingtonexaminer Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "We are going to have to figure this out," "This gonna be one of the most difficult things we've ever done in state government" External link

washingtonexaminer Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "You can't say, 'Oh, we don't want tax cuts, but we're going to give people tax money when they come to the state,' " "It doesn't work that way, governor" External link

washingtonexaminer Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “It should be a personal responsibility choice,” “It doesn’t need to be a governor’s mandate. We don’t need a governor that treats us like 5-year-olds. We need a governor that does protect us, but not treat us like we’re little kids. Masks aren’t the solution to everything” External link

wncn Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about North Carolinians ) : “They’re learning how to live with the virus and protect the vulnerable and get people back to work,” “They’re learning how to do that. We have to learn how to do that in North Carolina, too” External link

wncn Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “Special needs kids need teachers in classrooms,” “All kids need teachers in the classroom. That’s the way it’s supposed to be. We’ve got to get back to that” External link

wncn Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "We don't need a governor that treats us like five-year-olds, we need a governor that does protect us but not treat us like we're little kids," "Masks aren't the solution to everything" External link

13newsnow Thursday, October 15, 2020 7:29:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “It should be a personal responsibility choice,” “It doesn't need to be a governor's mandate. We don't need a governor that treats us like 5-year-olds. We need a governor that does protect us, but not treat us like we're little kids. Masks aren't the solution to everything” External link

siouxcityjournal Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:23:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “It should be a personal responsibility choice,” “It doesn’t need to be a governor’s mandate. We don’t need a governor that treats us like 5-year-olds. We need a governor that does protect us, but not treat us like we’re little kids. Masks aren’t the solution to everything” External link

wncn Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about North Carolinians ) : “They’re learning how to live with the virus and protect the vulnerable and get people back to work,” “They’re learning how to do that. We have to learn how to do that in North Carolina, too” External link

wncn Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “Special needs kids need teachers in classrooms,” “All kids need teachers in the classroom. That’s the way it’s supposed to be. We’ve got to get back to that” External link

wncn Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "We don't need a governor that treats us like 5-year-olds," External link

wral Thursday, October 15, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest wrote : "The fact that an executive agency would dare enter into an agreement that attempts to make substantial changes to our election law less than six weeks before the election raises serious concerns about the motives of all involved. It also raises serious legal concerns," External link

foxnews Friday, September 25, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest wrote : "The fact that an executive agency would dare enter into an agreement that attempts to make substantial changes to our election law less than six weeks before the election raises serious concerns about the motives of all involved. It also raises serious legal concerns," External link

wral Friday, September 25, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest wrote : “I am requesting that the Department of Justice review these actions to determine whether any federal laws may have been violated, as these actions will no doubt impact the Presidential, Senatorial, and Congressional elections in North Carolina,” External link

wncn Thursday, September 24, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “I said I’d lift the mask mandate, and I would,” External link

wncn Tuesday, September 22, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “He was claiming that he wanted more money for teachers and yet he was willing to give them nothing,” External link

wncn Tuesday, September 22, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “I believe that parents really do want what’s best for their students,” External link

wncn Tuesday, September 22, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “We can’t wait until Jan. 1 for our kids to be back in school. That needs to happen now. Parents need to have that choice right now. That is the plan,” External link

foxnews Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “Science is not a one size fits all, either,” External link

wsoctv Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “There are doctors that called us by the hundreds that say they can’t speak their voice right now,” External link

wsoctv Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "Somebody said, 'Don't help the lieutenant governor anymore,'" External link

wral Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "Somebody said don't help the lieutenant governor anymore," External link

wral Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about Roy Cooper ) : "if Governor Cooper has 100% of the power, then he has 100% of the responsibility" External link

CBSnews Thursday, September 10, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about Joseph Biden ) : “We all know that Sleepy Joe's not gonna make it. Not very long anyway. That’s sad to say,” External link

thedailybeast Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "Is this decision based on science or politics? The science has shown for months that gyms, playgrounds and bowling alleys are safe," "It must be the politics and polling that is changing with this new decision" External link

washingtonexaminer Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “As governor, I will not pick winners and losers in the economy with poll-driven restrictions,” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, September 2, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “As governor, I will not pick winners and losers in the economy with poll-driven restrictions,” External link

tribtown Wednesday, September 2, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "As governor, I will not pick winners and losers in the economy with poll-driven restrictions," External link

startribune Wednesday, September 2, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “As governor, I will not pick winners and losers in the economy with poll-driven restrictions,” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, September 2, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “As governor, I will not pick winners and losers in the economy with poll-driven restrictions,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, September 2, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “Other states have their businesses and schools open,” External link

siouxcityjournal Wednesday, September 2, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about North Carolinians ) : “T[ues]day, the court ruled that Governor Cooper has 100% of the power during a declared emergency and can act unilaterally to deny freedoms to every North Carolinian,” External link

wncn Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about Roy Cooper ) : “Today, the the court ruled that Governor Cooper has 100% of the power during a declared emergency and can act unilaterally to deny freedoms to every North Carolinian,” External link

wncn Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest says : “North Carolina? We’ve never had a curve problem here,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, July 18, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “there have been multiple comprehensive studies at the deepest level held to scientific standards in controlled environments that have all said for decades, masks do not work with viruses” External link

wral Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about Roy Cooper ) : "This lawsuit is not interested in the substance of Governor Cooper’s orders," External link

wral Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "If you want to base your decisions on science and data, I believe you should make that science transparent," External link

wral Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about Roy Cooper ) : “This lawsuit is not interested in the substance of Gov. Cooper’s orders,” External link

wxii12 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “There’s nothing politically expedient about suing the governor,” “My office motto, my team model, has always been always to do the right thing, no matter what the cost or the consequence” External link

wxii12 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “There’s nothing politically expedient about suing the governor,” External link

wxii12 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about Roy Cooper ) : “This lawsuit is not interested in the substance of Gov. Cooper’s orders,” External link

wxii12 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about North Carolinians ) : "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," External link

washingtonexaminer Monday, June 29, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "But I am sure that you will recall, a majority of the members felt that a further discussion was needed, and therefore they did not concur in your request," External link

washingtonexaminer Monday, June 29, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "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," External link

washingtonexaminer Monday, June 29, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about Roy Cooper ) : "This lawsuit is not interested in the substance of Governor Cooper’s orders," External link

wral Monday, June 29, 2020 7:14:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about Carolina Republican ) : "North Carolina's a pretty broad state. About 85 percent of our state is rural, at least 50 percent of our counties out of our 100 counties don't really have a big problem here, and they should be allowed to go back about life at some level and not have the same kind of lockdown that our cities are having," External link

foxnews Saturday, June 27, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest wrote : "The Emergency Management Act requires that you seek and receive concurrence from the Council of State prior to exercising the most expansive statewide emergency powers of the Governor," External link

foxnews Friday, June 26, 2020 3:12:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "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," External link

wxii12 Friday, June 26, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "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," External link

wxii12 Friday, June 26, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest wrote : "The North Carolina Constitution does not create a unitary executive, but rather disburses executive power throughout the Council of State," External link

wrcbtv Friday, June 26, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "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," External link

wcnc Friday, June 26, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "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," External link

wral Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "The Emergency Management Act requires that you seek and receive concurrence from the Council of State prior to exercising the most expansive statewide emergency powers of the governor," External link

wral Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest wrote : "The North Carolina Constitution does not create a unitary executive, but rather disburses executive power throughout the Council of State," External link

wral Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “While Gov. Cooper shifted blame when our cities were looted and buildings were damaged, he has no excuses this time,” “Last night’s destruction occurred on state property, right next to his office. It is clear that Gov. Cooper is either incapable of upholding law and order, or worse, encouraging this behavior” External link

foxnews Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about Roy Cooper ) : “It is clear that Gov. Cooper is either incapable of upholding law and order, or worse, encouraging this behavior,” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "North Carolinians should be shocked by the utter lawlessness that occurred in downtown Raleigh once again last night, this time on the State Capitol grounds. While Gov. Cooper shifted blame when our cities were looted and buildings were damaged, he has no excuses this time. Last night's destruction occurred on state property, right next to his office. It is clear that Gov. Cooper is either incapable of upholding law and order, or worse, encouraging this behavior," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, June 21, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “While Gov. Cooper shifted blame when our cities were looted and buildings were damaged, he has no excuses this time,” “Last night’s destruction occurred on state property, right next to his office. It is clear that Gov. Cooper is either incapable of upholding law and order, or worse, encouraging this behavior” External link

foxnews Sunday, June 21, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about Roy Cooper ) : “It is clear that Gov. Cooper is either incapable of upholding law and order, or worse, encouraging this behavior,” External link

egyptindependent Sunday, June 21, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about Roy Cooper ) : “It is clear that Gov. Cooper is either incapable of upholding law and order, or worse, encouraging this behavior,” External link

boston Sunday, June 21, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about Roy Cooper ) : "It is clear that Gov. Cooper is either incapable of upholding law and order, or worse, encouraging this behavior," External link

startribune Sunday, June 21, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “North Carolinians should be shocked by the utter lawlessness that occurred in downtown Raleigh once again last night, this time on the State Capitol grounds. While Gov. Cooper shifted blame when our cities were looted and buildings were damaged, he has no excuses this time. Last night’s destruction occurred on state property, right next to his office. It is clear that Gov. Cooper is either incapable of upholding law and order, or worse, encouraging this behavior,” External link

wcfcourier Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about Roy Cooper ) : "It is clear that Gov. Cooper is either incapable of upholding law and order, or worse, encouraging this behavior," External link

startribune Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “North Carolinians should be shocked by the utter lawlessness that occurred in downtown Raleigh once again last night, this time on the state capitol grounds. While Gov. Cooper shifted blame when our cities were looted and buildings were damaged, he has no excuses this time. Last night’s destruction occurred on state property, right next to his office. It is clear that Gov. Cooper is either incapable of upholding law and order, or worse, encouraging this behaviour,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about Roy Cooper ) : "Gov. Cooper needs to stop saying he’s basing all his decisions for keeping our economy shut down on 'science and data.' By vetoing the 'Bar Bill,' he is claiming that 'science' says it is safe for a brewery to be open but not a bar," External link

wral Saturday, June 6, 2020 7:35:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “Gov. Cooper has delivered a clear message that North Carolina is not open for business, and the repercussions to jobs and livelihoods will be long-lasting,” External link

washtimes Thursday, June 4, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "The word that I've heard ... again and again (from civil rights leaders) is that we're exhausted," External link

wral Wednesday, June 3, 2020 5:13:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "The word that I've heard ... again and again (from civil rights leaders) is that we're exhausted," External link

wral Tuesday, June 2, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "The governor’s holding up the show right now for August," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said ( about North Carolinians ) : “I think the big challenges out there are things that people are seeing not just here in North Carolina but all over the country with the number of inconsistencies on decisions being made about which businesses can open and which businesses have to stay closed,” External link

wncn Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “I think it’s a good move to open up at 50 percent capacity, allow the restaurants to see how all of this works. I think you could to the same thing with gyms. I think you could do the same thing with bars right now,” External link

wncn Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “That goal has always been met. That curve has always been flat. You can’t go on like this forever. The virus is not going to go away, and it’s going to be here,” External link

wncn Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “I don’t care about getting a virus,” External link

wncn Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “The governor has hundreds of staff members and lots of different agencies and departments, and I would say this should be your number one priority right now,” “The system has to be modernized. I think that’s what we’re finding out is the system itself has failed. The people at employment security, I think, are working as hard as they can. Are there enough of them? No, there aren’t. But, the system is going to have to be modernized” External link

wncn Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest explained : “Well, you know, I got the flu last year, Michael, ” External link

wncn Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “You’ve heard the stories of people saying I don’t want to go back to work yet because I’m making more money on unemployment than I will going back to work. Our restaurant owners and folks like that are very concerned right now that they’re not going to be able to get their employees back,” “I think that’s already going to delay the opening of the economy right now, so I think the benefits side is good” External link

wncn Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest told : "There is no doubt that there are people that are on the left that are using this to pull certain levers to see how far that they can go," External link

wral Saturday, May 16, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "While we are thanking ourselves for the work we do, I just want to state the obvious – that everybody on this call is still getting a paycheck and still able to work," External link

wral Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "These business owners want to be trusted, especially the small-business owners," "We feel like, somehow, we can trust the big folks to be essential and do the things they need to do when they may have thousands of people in their store, but somehow we can’t trust the small-business owner who may have one or two at any given time in their stores" External link

wral Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “You know, we’ve still had more deaths to the flu this year than we’ve had COVID-19,” External link

wral Tuesday, May 5, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “You know, we’ve still had more deaths to the flu this year than we’ve had COVID-19,” External link

wral Tuesday, May 5, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “We’ve still had more deaths to the flu this year than we’ve had COVID-19” External link

wral Tuesday, May 5, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "I've talked to manufacturers, had manufacturers call me," "Just dozens and dozens of emails and texts and phone calls from people saying we have all of this PPE ... all you've got to do is get us in touch with the right people" External link

wral Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest wrote : "Now, it's time to start planning how to rebuild. We must repair North Carolina's economy, which has been seriously damaged by our response to COVID-19," External link

wral Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "So, while on one end you may think they’re trying to provide you a public service announcement about what’s going on, they’re still in the advertising business and the viewership business," External link

wral Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “America is a creative, innovative, resourceful and compassionate nation,” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, March 28, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “America is a creative, innovative, resourceful and compassionate nation,” External link

thedailybeast Friday, March 27, 2020 1:31:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "His mandate will devastate our economy, shutter many small businesses and leave many people unemployed, especially in the rural areas of our state where food supply is already critical," External link

wral Wednesday, March 18, 2020 7:09:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "His mandate will devastate our economy, shutter many small businesses and leave many people unemployed, especially in the rural areas of our state where food supply is already critical," External link

wral Wednesday, March 18, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "His mandate will devastate our economy, shutter many small businesses and leave many people unemployed, especially in the rural areas of our state where food supply is already critical," External link

wral Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "Thus, he does not have the authority to issue this part of his executive order," External link

wral Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "His mandate will devastate our economy, shutter many small businesses and leave many people unemployed, especially in the rural areas of our state where food supply is already critical," External link

wral Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest replied : "all things are obviously on the table" "I'm not involved in those conversations. ... That's the governor's territory," External link

wral Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "We want this curve to flatten as fast as possible. We want the spread of this to stop as fast as possible," External link

wral Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “After the press release, and shortly before a scheduled press conference, I, along with other Council of State members, was asked to concur with the Governor’s decision with no discussion,” External link

wncn Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “While I understand that all actions in a time of crisis are very difficult decisions and have many consequences, some decisions are so serious they require, by law, discussion with, and approval of, other state leaders,” External link

wncn Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "His mandate will devastate our economy, shutter many small businesses and leave many people unemployed, especially in the rural areas of our state where food supply is already critical," External link

wral Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "His mandate will devastate our economy, shutter many small businesses and leave many people unemployed, especially in the rural areas of our state where food supply is already critical," External link

wral Tuesday, March 17, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “We have some great people in the state and really creative, innovative minds,” External link

washingtonexaminer Wednesday, March 4, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “It’s probably going to be the number one governor’s race in the country,” External link

wbtv Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “There are no political coronations in America, and everyone must earn their way,” External link

wxii12 Wednesday, March 4, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “There are no political coronations in America, and everyone must earn their way,” External link

wyff4 Tuesday, March 3, 2020 5:15:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “There are no political coronations in America, and everyone must earn their way,” External link

wyff4 Monday, March 2, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "He left an indelible mark on our state’s history," External link

wral Friday, February 28, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest wrote : "He vigorously defended black Americans’ right to vote," External link

wral Friday, February 28, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “There are no political coronations in America, and everyone must earn their way,” External link

wxii12 Saturday, February 1, 2020 2:00:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “we have tens of thousands of children in our state that have been victims of these violent criminals already” External link

wral Tuesday, December 17, 2019 4:54:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest wrote : "Please know that we will continue to fight for increased teacher compensation and overall public education spending," "We will continue to do so in a balanced approach that ensures government is not overspending, and we are prepared for any downturns in the economy" External link

wsoctv Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:32:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "Please know that we will continue to fight for increased teacher compensation and overall public education funding just as we have done for the past six years," External link

wral Tuesday, December 10, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest told : "We refuse to divide people into categories and put them in boxes," External link

wral Sunday, August 18, 2019 4:39:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest acknowledged : "guns are problems in these mass shootings, obviously," External link

wral Friday, August 9, 2019 9:13:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "Right now, we're keeping it," External link

wral Monday, July 8, 2019 11:23:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “No other nation, my friends, has ever survived the diversity and multiculturalism that America faces today, because of a lack of assimilation, because of this division, and because of this identity politics,” External link

wral Friday, July 5, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "I think what you tend to see is almost stall tactics," "We want to make sure everybody's voice is heard, but we do have a process for a reason ... I feel like we’re punishing these applicants" External link

wral Thursday, June 6, 2019 10:17:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : "I know a lot of people fight that sort of thing, but I'm of the opinion with, I think, a lot of council and a lot of other Edmontonians that the urban sprawl thing just is not working, it's so expensive," "So having a more dense inner core, I think, is a very good idea" External link

CBC Thursday, May 23, 2019 7:41:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “My hope is that those members of the House that are needed to override this veto have the same moral and ethical courage as the members of the Senate,” External link

washtimes Wednesday, May 22, 2019 4:31:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : "It's a sad day when the governor of any state, no matter the circumstance, chooses to not protect the life of a helpless newborn baby," External link

wral Thursday, April 18, 2019 7:00:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest said : “I believe in the presumption of innocence and thus will withhold judgement,” “But I agree with the rule of law and if laws were broken, then justice should be served. They are facing serious charges” External link

charlotteobserver Friday, April 5, 2019 1:21:00 AM EAT

Dan Forest said : “At the state level, we needed to do something about this,” External link

charlotteobserver Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Dan Forest says : “There is a better way, a way that begins in seeing the intrinsic value and worth of each of our people. A way that is decent and good and civil,” External link

charlotteobserver Tuesday, January 29, 2019 12:17:00 AM EAT



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Roy Cooper said ( about Dan Forest ) : “When I mandated masks, our cases leveled off. Then, Dan Forest lied to the public and said masks don’t work. He even sued me to stop our safety measures. Thank goodness he lost,” “Masks a great cover for what he really doesn’t want to talk about: the over million and a half people that he has left unemployed. The thousands of businesses that have been shut down. The thousands of businesses that will never reopen again” External link

wyff4 Monday, October 19, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Roy Cooper said ( about Dan Forest ) : “When I mandated masks, our cases leveled off. Then, Dan Forest lied to the public and said masks don’t work. He even sued me to stop our safety measures. Thank goodness he lost,” “Masks [are] a great cover for what he really doesn’t want to talk about: the over million and a half people that he has left unemployed. The thousands of businesses that have been shut down. The thousands of businesses that will never reopen again” External link

wyff4 Monday, October 19, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Roy Cooper said ( about Dan Forest ) : “The death of George Floyd opened painful wounds and we need to listen to people who lift up their voices for equality and justice, but we cannot tolerate violence and destruction,” “Dan Forest right now is doing right now what no leader should do. He got caught running an ad using fake riot footage from Washington and New York pretending it was Asheville; hurting their economy. That is unacceptable. Dan Forest is using this issue for fear and division and he thinks that’s going to win this race for him” External link

wyff4 Monday, October 19, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Roy Cooper said ( about Dan Forest ) : "That's the kind of state you'd get with Dan Forest as governor: More cases, more deaths, more deaths in nursing homes. I don't think the people of North Carolina want that," External link

CBSnews Friday, October 16, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Roy Cooper responded ( about Dan Forest ) : "Really, Dan? Really? Masks don't work? Scientists say they don't?" External link

CBSnews Friday, October 16, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Roy Cooper asked ( about Dan Forest ) : “Really, Dan? Really? Masks don’t work? Scientists say they don’t?” External link

wxii12 Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Roy Cooper said ( about Dan Forest ) : "It is stunning to me that he would use children as political pawns during the middle of a pandemic," "But what Dan Forest really wants to do with our public schools, he wants to starve them for funding, and then use those tax dollars to help rich people send their children to private schools, using vouchers" External link

washingtonexaminer Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Roy Cooper asked ( about Dan Forest ) : “Really, Dan? Really? Masks don’t work? Scientists say they don’t?” “That is just absolutely not true. You’re finding that on the dark corners of the internet” External link

wncn Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Roy Cooper said ( about Dan Forest ) : "While I'm using science and data to help make those decisions, Dan Forest is holding a press conference saying, 'We're going to fill all the classes back up immediately, we're not going to have any masks, no social distancing, and no safety measures,'" "That is dangerous and it is stunning to me that he would use children as political pawns during the middle of a pandemic" External link

13newsnow Thursday, October 15, 2020 7:29:00 AM EAT

Roy Cooper asked ( about Dan Forest ) : “Really, Dan? Really? Masks don’t work? Scientists say they don’t?” “That is just absolutely not true. You’re finding that on the dark corners of the internet” External link

wncn Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Roy Cooper said ( about Dan Forest ) : “My opponent, Dan Forest, is going around holding in-person receptions without a mask, without social distancing and he’s talking about saying that he’s shaking as many hands as he possibly can,” External link

wxii12 Friday, August 7, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Roy Cooper said ( about Dan Forest ) : “My opponent, Dan Forest, is going around holding in-person receptions without a mask, without social distancing and he’s talking about saying that he’s shaking as many hands as he possibly can,” “That’s the kind of thing we need to stop” External link

wacotrib Thursday, August 6, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

Roy Cooper said ( about Dan Forest ) : “My opponent, Dan Forest, is going around holding in-person receptions without a mask, without social distancing and he’s talking about saying that he’s shaking as many hands as he possibly can,” “That’s the kind of thing we need to stop” External link

eagletribune Thursday, August 6, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

Roy Cooper said ( about Dan Forest ) : “My opponent, Dan Forest, is going around holding in-person receptions without a mask, without social distancing and he’s talking about saying that he’s shaking as many hands as he possibly can,” “That’s the kind of thing we need to stop” External link

wral Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Roy Cooper said ( about Dan Forest ) : “My opponent, Dan Forest, is going around holding in-person receptions without a mask, without social distancing and he’s talking about saying that he’s shaking as many hands as he possibly can,” “That’s the kind of thing we need to stop” External link

wral Thursday, August 6, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Roy Cooper said ( about Dan Forest ) : “My opponent, Dan Forest, is going around holding in-person receptions without a mask, without social distancing and he’s talking about saying that he’s shaking as many hands as he possibly can,” “That’s the kind of thing we need to stop” External link

tribtown Thursday, August 6, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Roy Cooper said ( about Dan Forest ) : “My opponent, Dan Forest, is going around holding in-person receptions without a mask, without social distancing and he’s talking about saying that he’s shaking as many hands as he possibly can,” “That’s the kind of thing we need to stop” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, August 6, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Roy Cooper said ( about Dan Forest ) : “My opponent, Dan Forest, is going around holding in-person receptions without a mask, without social distancing and he’s talking about saying that he’s shaking as many hands as he possibly can,” “That’s the kind of thing we need to stop” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, August 6, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT