Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) issued the following statement in response to recent events at the State Capitol and the lawlessness allowed by Governor Cooper:
“Last night, Governor Cooper’s Administration ordered law enforcement to stand down while a lawless mob destroyed State property. Gov. Cooper used that failure to justify removing the statues unilaterally instead of following the process laid out in State law. Remarkably, Gov. Cooper’s actions come just one day after he blocked legislation providing a lifeline to struggling families across North Carolina. Not only is Gov. Cooper failing our small businesses, but he is failing to uphold his constitutional duty to execute the law,” said Speaker Moore.