[Concord, WI] – The 1848 Project released its latest “Weekly Rundown” radio commentary Monday, discussing the first anniversary of the riots in Kenosha. It features 1848 Project President Rebecca Kleefisch highlighting Governor Tony Evers’ failures during last summer’s unrest.

Listen to the full radio commentary here, or read the text below:

Hi, I’m Rebecca Kleefisch, former Lt. Governor and President of the 1848 Project. This week marks the first anniversary of the riots that left Kenosha in ashes. 

Fifty businesses were destroyed or damaged. Fires burned while lifetimes of hard work and livelihoods went up in flames. After Evers blamed the police and picked sides, law enforcement requested the governor stop making statements that fuel the protests and make things worse.

And yet, Governor Tony Evers was slow to act. It took him days to declare a state of emergency. When President Trump rightly offered the governor federal assistance to help regain control, Governor Evers turned him down. That same night, two people died.

The top priority of public officials is to keep the public safe. Leaders need to support our law enforcement and the job they do to protect law and order. When Wisconsin needed a leader, Governor Evers failed.

That’s the Rundown for this week. For more, check us out at 1848Project.org.

Launched in February, 1848 Project’s “Weekly Rundown” provides important updates on issues and concerns impacting Wisconsinites. The ads are broadcast around the state and regularly refreshed to give listeners up-to-date commentary, policy ideas, and analysis. 

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