Run From Forest’s Rallies Run
COVID-19 Case Confirmed At North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest Rally
North Carolina GOP gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Dan Forest has been putting people in harms’ way for months with maskless, in-person campaign events. It’s now been confirmed that at least one person who attended a Forest rally has tested positive for COVID-19.
For months, Dan Forest has railed against mask mandates, social distancing, and commonsense public safety policies. He’s touted “herd immunity” as the solution to the pandemic, and believes “masks don’t work with viruses.” And he brags incessantly about his maskless, in-person campaign rallies, saying “it will be a lot more of this.”
Last month, the WRAL editorial board warned Dan Forest’s campaign was a public health hazard, calling him “a politician with little regard for truth, facts, science, decency or the health and safety of those he serves.”
To quote Dan Forest, North Carolinians “need a governor that does protect us.” Luckily, they have that – Gov. Roy Cooper has led based on facts and science, and has kept North Carolina from suffering the same fate as nearby GOP-led states like Georgia that have been more reckless with their reopening.
“North Carolinians: wear a mask, wash your hands, and stay away from Dan Forest,” said DGA Communications Director David Turner. “His entire campaign has been a public health hazard – spreading disinformation, refusing to listen to science, and holding these large, maskless rallies that have now been tied to at least one COVID-19 infection. If Forest doesn’t stop having these dangerous campaign events, it could be a lot more of this.”