Friday, April 17, 2020

More Death Cult behavior; GOP 'legislative 'leaders' aim to seize Evers' emergency powers

From the Wisconsin Death Cult, regrettably, this is not a surprise.
MADISON - The Republican leader of the state Assembly said Friday he would likely sue Democratic Gov. Tony Evers over his authority to shut down the economy as the partisan divide widens over how to battle the coronavirus pandemic. 
"We’re angry, we’re frustrated and we’re trying to push back in every way that we can," Assembly Speaker Robin Vos of Rochester said on WISN-AM (1130).
It's the extension of the GOP campaign against Evers' legitimacy that began with the lame-duck power grab after Evers beat Scott Walker for Governor fair-and-square.

And because Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald has refused to schedule a confirmation hearing for Department of Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm - - and after already firing Evers pick for Ag Secretary for refusing to kiss Fitzgerald's ring - - these unprincipled GOP 'leaders' misfits are now further undermining Evers and Palm by openly talking about firing her - - in the middle of an unprecedented public health disaster.

Talk a win for the pandemic!

Vos even called her a "lackey." 

Look at her credentials.
Andrea Palm most recently served as Senior Counselor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under President Obama, where she oversaw the public health and human services agencies, encompassing more than 60,000 staff. She also served as the Chief of Staff for HHS from 2013-14. Her executive career spans more than two decades, with key leadership positions for the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Senator Hillary Clinton, and Congressman Robert Matsui. She was a Senior Advisor at the White House Domestic Policy Council during the implementation and rollout of the Affordable Care Act. Palm received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a graduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis.
Who, exactly, would Fitzgerald approve? I suppose former McDonald's restaurant manager and WI DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp is available. After all, she held a key science and public health position for years - - during which the state's waters got more polluted, DNR scientists and their agency bureau were dismissed, budgets were cut, clean air rules were waved and crucial information was scrubbed from the DNR web site.

Wisconsin has been able to test less than one percent of its citizens for signs of Covid-19, as I noted earlier today. 

We have no idea how far the disease has already spread, but we know that infected people car unwittingly transmit it, and that our first responders and frontline medical workers are already overwhelmed.

How on earth is this the time for a spiteful, partisan takeover of scientific and medical necessities when 200 are already dead in Wisconsin and all the projections show that this first surge is not over?

It's going to be a hollow 'win' for Wisconsin Republicans if what they inherit is measured in bigger body counts which could easily include some of their own constituents.



Katrina said...

I am so tired of my tax dollars going to pay for lawyers because the GOP are sore losers. It is a death cult and a drain on Wisconsin citizens.

Mortified West Allis Resident said...

Aren't they pro-life? Just wondering.

Anonymous said...

Jim Jones had nothing on these modern day rebiblicans!

Unknown said...

Jim Jonses all over the place.