Statement on Gov. Cooper’s Veto of Economic Lifeline for Gyms, Bars

Sen. Rick Gunn (R-Alamance) released the following statement regarding Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of House Bill 594:

“On the same day attorneys argued in court that Gov. Cooper’s different treatment of bars and restaurants is inexplicable, Gov. Cooper vetoed this economic lifeline for thousands of businesses across North Carolina. Our state is one of only four that has not reopened gyms and fitness centers. Why did he walk with protesters without a mask on, but prohibits everyday citizens from using an elliptical machine at a gym? Why is it safe to have a drink outside at a restaurant, but it’s dangerous to have a drink outside at a bar? Gov. Cooper needs to release the science behind these apparent contradictions.”

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  • Sam Potter
    published this page in News 2020-06-23 11:29:43 -0400