State Rep. Cody Horlacher
Press Release

Dictator Evers’ Mask Decree


By - Jul 30th, 2020 01:34 pm

Mukwonago, WI—In light of Governor Evers recent statewide mask mandate Rep. Cody Horlacher (R-Mukwonago) issued the following statement:

“I would like to share my extreme opposition to this mandate from Gov. Evers. Although, I am not surprised by his actions as they are consistent with his pattern of saying one and thing and doing another (e.g. closing restaurants, closing schools, the spring election, statewide lockdown), I am enraged with today’s announcement.

Wearing a mask is a personal choice. It is simply not the government’s role to tell you to wear a piece of fabric.

Businesses that wish to require masks at their establishments are free do to so on their private property.

Furthermore, there is no empirical evidence that cloth masks, which are what the majority of people are wearing, are actually having a positive impact.

The timing of this mandate is highly suspect. In this purely political move Gov. Evers has waited to enforce his mandate until the day after a conservative justice leaves the bench of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Finally, I have great concern about the enforcement of this mandate. This type of policy will only turn neighbor against neighbor. Our law enforcement professionals are already handling an unprecedented level of cases-it is simply ridiculous to ask them to be the mask police as well. A $200 forfeiture is not just. That is real money coming out of real families pockets all across our state. Many of these folks have lost their jobs and their businesses at the hand of Gov. Evers and now to add insult to injury he is charging them a forfeiture as well.

I am irate at the state of affairs in Wisconsin today and I call on Wisconsinites across the state to reach out to their elected officials.”

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.

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7 thoughts on “Dictator Evers’ Mask Decree”

  1. says:

    We are in the middle of a pandemic. Let me remind you that the United States has confirmed 4.58 million cases, likely 10% of what we actually have. We have lost 154,000 American lives to the pandemic. Here in our state, we have confirmed 56, 111 cases and have 928 deaths. We are the only nation who did not shut down correctly and are suffering the consequences due to lack of leadership in the White House. The CDC and NIH have said wearing a mask saves lives – your own and others. You can join Herman Cain and Governor Stitt (both attended Trump’s Tulsa Rally – one now dead, the other quarantined), and Louie Gohmert – three of the Republican leaders who refused to wear masks. Wake up!

  2. Larraine says:

    My deeper concern is that people actually vote for ignoramuses like this elected state representative
    who would idealize Gov. Evers as a “ dictator.” Seriously? I’d call him “Wisconsin nice.”

  3. says:


  4. gerrybroderick says:

    “The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others.”- John Stuart Mill, “on Liberty.”

    Time for Rep. Horlacher to take a deep breath (and hope that when he does so, his neighbors will be considerate enough to be wearing masks).

  5. says:

    Hi Gerry! (I knew you from Nathan Hale)

  6. says:

    Dear Rep. Horlacher,
    Please re-read your statements regarding your assertion that Gov. Evers is a dictator.
    You will see that every assertion you make pretty much describes our dictator in chief and facist,
    Donald Trump–saying one thing and doing another. Not to mention every statement Trump makes
    is frequently a lie. With elected officials like you with your head in the sand or elsewhere, this country
    has lost thousands and thousands of loved ones. Perhaps when you or your family gets COVID19,
    you might finally see the light of day.

  7. Mingus says:

    I am always amazed at many Republican elected officials willingness to make political theater out of crises like Covid-19 and the health our citizens. As long as people in suburban areas and outstate Wisconsin keep on electing them, they will continue to threaten the well being of our citizens and democracy.

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