Gov. Wolf fires back at Trump, Pa. Republicans over pandemic court case

Written by on September 16, 2020

 Gov. Wolf fires back at Trump, Pa. Republicans over pandemic court case

By Sam Dunklau, WITF

September 16, 2020

Governor Tom Wolf is hitting back after a federal judge appointed by President Trump ruled this week that many of his pandemic shutdown orders were unconstitutional. 

Wolf says he wouldn’t heed the quote “irresponsible demands” of the president and Republicans in the state legislature concerning the state’s response to the coronavirus.

The governor says his administration did what was necessary to prevent health care facilities from being overwhelmed by a surge in cases – and that he believes most Pennsylvanians supported that.

“The vast majority simply don’t buy into the conspiracy theories or fear mongering from the president or from the Harrisburg Republicans about this virus. And contrary to misinformation from the legislature, we are reopened.” 

GOP House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff fired back at Wolf, calling his comments “inappropriate.” 

Legislative Republicans say Wolf has failed to work with them in addressing the pandemic threat, opting to go it alone in a way that violated the Constitution.

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