MADISON – Assembly Democratic Leader Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) released the following statement on the Republican lawsuit regarding Governor Evers’ Safer at Home Order extension:
“The bold actions taken by Governor Evers have been successful in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin. These actions were made in the best interests of the state, not for politics or special interests. Tony Evers was elected governor to run our state and execute its laws. This is especially true during public emergencies of any kind.
“It’s unfortunate that Representative Vos is still not over the results of the election last November. We just had to overturn poorly thought out laws passed during the lame duck session that undermined this governor’s powers. Now, legislative Republicans are going to the courts to limit his emergency powers that are aimed preserving public health and saving lives during the COVID-19 crisis. I can’t imagine another group of elected officials more interested in power and politics than Wisconsin’s Republicans.
“This is not the time for partisan fights and ego. At a time when families and businesses across the state have made incredible sacrifices to preserve our public health and limit the death toll from COVID-19, Wisconsin Republicans are moving forward with a politically motivated lawsuit, but not a plan to safely reopen our economy.”