North Carolina’s Top Two Officials Are at War Over Coronavirus

Facing the difficult task of unseating an incumbent governor whose popularity has risen during the coronavirus pandemic, North Carolina Republican Dan Forest is doubling down with the kind of move that appeals to a GOP base that’s balked at public health restrictions.

As a resurgent coronavirus pandemic continues to stress southern states and worry health officials, the lieutenant governor is pushing forward with a lawsuit targeted at public health executive orders from Gov. Roy Cooper. 

The pending lawsuit comes just after the Democrat moved to pause the state’s reopening and announced a new statewide mask requirement due to officials fretting that their state’s numbers were “moving in the wrong direction” as hospitalizations and new cases in the state increased, according to the governor’s administration

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