Throughout the history of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Wisconsin, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Leader Robin Vos have been very vocal in their opposition to the various attempts by Governor Tony Evers to get the pandemic under control.
And ironically, yesterday as the president announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19, they were joining another lawsuit to halt the governor’s latest extension of the mask mandates. Now, they aren’t using state lawyers to join these suits. They are using third party lawyers and paying out some pretty serious taxpayer money. So much for fiscal conservatism. WTF?
Beyond the fact that I think the use of masks is a good thing…I wonder why Rep. Vos and Sen. Fitzgerald continue to take their case to court. They could have ended the governor’s last mandate and this current extension in thirty minutes…because they have the legal right to call the Assembly and Senate into session and vote to end the mandates. And they have solid solid Republican majorities in both houses. So why don’t they do it? Because when the political chips are down they don’t have the spine to actually act on their ‘beliefs’ and are willing to let someone else do the actual work.
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos filed a brief on behalf of the state Legislature in support of a lawsuit brought by the conservative legal firm Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty that argues Evers overstepped his authority by issuing a new public health emergency over the same pandemic.
The lawsuit also seeks to immediately block Evers’ indoor mask mandate, which was issued under the health emergency Republicans say was issued illegally.
Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature could convene at any time and vote to cancel the health emergency, and the mask mandate, but have chosen not to ahead of an election during which some members may become more vulnerable by taking such a vote.
Instead, the legislative leaders are paying private attorneys at taxpayer expense to accomplish the same goal.emphasis mine
What a bunch of lame chicken scratching…
And those of you who have Sen. Fitzgerald on your ballot in November for the WI 5th Congressional District…if you want someone who will do nothing in Washington except collect his paycheck…he’s your guy!