The “safer at home” executive order by Governor Tony Evers in the wake of the deadly coronavirus pandemic has led to the temporary shutdown of many parts of the Wisconsin economy as workers are forced to stay home to help stop the spread of the killer virus.
It has also led to people in numerous industries sharing everything from questions to consternation about the order.
Typically, Republican Speaker Robin Vos is on the opposite side from the Democratic governor on numerous issues. But at this point in time, even when he has disagreements with the governor, he is calling for support for Wisconsin’s chief executive.
“This is not the time for me to be an armchair quarterback. I think we have to let him make his decisions,” said Vos on WTMJ’s Steve Scaffidi Show Thursday.
“We’re going to call it out. I’m going to try to do it in private rather than in public at this point.”
There were times in a Wednesday news conference with fellow Republican Scott Fitzgerald, the Senate Majority Leader, when Vos had criticisms of specifics when it came to the “safer at home” executive order, but Vos had a relatively bipartisan tone to many more of his comments giving support to Evers.
“There are things we agree on. There are things we don’t agree on, but let’s focus on the things we know we have to do to get done.”
“We can come back and argue on differences later, but it doesn’t seem like it’s right today.”