The lies just keep piling up for State Senate Deputy President Pro Tem James Forrester. We already knew his claims to be a fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine and an associate fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association were false. If those weren't enough reason to demand Forrester's resignation, WRAL's Laura Leslie dug up something today that practically screams for him to go.
Forrester's campaign website also says he is a member of the American Medical Association. An AMA spokesperson says Forrester is not currently a member of the group.
Forrester claims the errors were inadvertent. I'd find that a little easier to believe if the claims weren't STILL on his campaign Website as of now (10:32 pm Eastern).
If there was ever a case for why we need recall in North Carolina, this is it. Forrester needs to resign--and if he doesn't do so, he needs to be expelled. Regardless of where you stand on gay rights, intentionally misrepresenting your credentials in this manner is unacceptable. And if Berger isn't willing to show some leadership and push Forrester out, it'll say a lot about the nature of the North Carolina GOP.