MN Republicans Speak Out Against Governor for Delay in Lifting Restrictions
St. Paul, MN — The state of Minnesota continues to be ahead of many states when it comes to vaccination rates and COVID-19 positivity, but also is falling behind other states when it comes to loosening of restrictions. However, during his press conference on Tuesday morning, the Governor stated that because the most vulnerable are getting vaccinated so quickly, he may move up his timeline for reopening of businesses and allowing fans at sporting events, both professional and high school. Republicans have expressed their concern over the delay. District 10B Representative Dale Lueck says his constituents are growing impatient.
House GOP Leader Kurt Daudt in a press conference on Tuesday voiced his frustrations as well, indicating that if we’re going to react to spikes in cases, we also need to react to when our numbers plummet.
Even compared to some of the nation’s most progressive states, Representative Duadt indicates that Minnesota is falling behind many others when it comes to event and business restrictions.
Republicans have also been critical of the Governor for waiting too long to make his announcements regarding business and event restrictions and not giving them enough time to plan.