MADISON, Wis. — The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is launching a TV ad campaign against Rebecca Kleefisch’s failure to provide a plan for combating the COVID-19 pandemic – the number one crisis facing the state and the country.
Rather than encourage folks to get vaccinated or wear a mask, Kleefisch has offered up a garbled laundry list of things she wouldn’t do. Kleefisch even accused Gov. Tony Evers of not following the state’s emergency response plan, but state officials debunked that lie and confirmed that Gov. Evers has used the plan as a guide.
Kleefisch has been radical and reckless with the pandemic since last year – she’s supported bogus treatments for COVID-19, attended and promoted potential super spreader events, and spoke to anti-vaccine groups.
“We’re 19 months into the pandemic, thousands of Wisconsinites have died—and Rebecca Kleefisch can’t be bothered to consider how she would respond to the pandemic,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler. “Her failure to take the pandemic seriously is a slap in the face to the health care workers who have been run ragged and the thousands of Wisconsinites who have lost their loved ones. Wisconsin is worse off because of Republicans like Kleefisch who continue to be reckless and irresponsible on public health.”