Good for the legislature for finally acting. The Despot on Mendota responded as one would expect a despot to respond.
About an hour after Assembly Republicans voted to strike down Gov. Tony Evers’ emergency order and mask mandate, the Democratic governor issued a new, identical measure to maintain a statewide mask rule.
Evers’ new order marks the latest in an ongoing battle between the governor and state Republicans, who control the Legislature, over the use of a statewide mask mandate — one of the governor’s last remaining tools aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19, which has killed nearly 6,000 people in the state.
With a new order, Republicans may be forced to start the process of voting down the measure all over again, which one GOP Senator has already said he plans to do. The most likely outcome appears to be an eventual court decision. The Wisconsin Supreme Court has yet to rule on a challenge to the governor’s mask mandate.
It’s not about the masks. For all of the supporters of the governor using endless emergency orders to order people to wear masks because you agree that we should all wear masks, remember that he could also order everyone to NOT wear masks even if you want to. The point is that we should not allow one man to hold that much dominion over us.