Sup. Steven Shea
Press Release

Legislative Republicans Do Not Care About the Health of Wisconsin Residents

 

By - Feb 5th, 2021 04:48 pm

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Supervisor Steve Shea issued the following statement regarding the Wisconsin Assembly’s actions seeking to invalidate Governor Tony Evers’ emergency health order that required facemasks in public places to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

“Yesterday the Wisconsin Assembly passed a resolution killing the governor’s mandate to wear face masks in public places. 

“This is an outrage!  The Wisconsin Legislature did not even meet for most of the last eleven months when Covid-19 was ravaging this state and killing thousands of our fellow citizens. Now that the Legislature is finally in session, its first significant act is to kill the mask mandate on a largely party line vote even though groups representing doctors, hospitals, small businesses, and educators called upon them to keep the mask mandate.”   

“The proponents of this resolution say they passed it out of concern that the Governor’s mask mandate was a usurpation of the power of the Legislature. I wish the members who voted for this resolution showed the same concern for the health of Wisconsin’s residents as they do for the prerogatives of the Legislature. 

“One can only conclude that the talents of these member of the Assembly are purely destructive and are unable and unwilling to protect the common good. 

“I applaud Governor Evers’ efforts to protect Wisconsin citizens when much of the Legislature refuses to do its job.”

Supervisor Steve Shea represents the 8th District on the Board of Supervisors. He sits on the Judiciary, Safety, and General Services Committee, the Parks, Energy, and Environment Committee, and the Transportation, Public Works, and Transit Committee.

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