Former Governor Tommy Thompson calls Wisconsin Lawmakers to Work Together to Solve Pandemic

On Thursday, Thompson called on leaders of both parties and Gov. Evers to come together amid the Covid-19 crisis.

“It’s time to come together – it’s time to get together – it’s time to come up with a plan. A plan to get Wisconsin moving. And it’s not a Republican plan, it’s not a Democrat plan, it’s a Wisconsin plan. And that’s what we have to do right now. We’re in an emergency, we’re in a pandemic,” Thompson said.

While he was on board with Gov. Tony Evers’ first ‘Safer at Home’ order, the former governor, who is a Republican, said he hasn’t seen enough of a plan in place for re-opening businesses in Democratic Gov. Evers’ second extension of ‘Safer at Home.’

Thompson said the governor and lawmakers need to work together to bring in tourism, hospitality and tavern industry, and Wisconsin manufacturers and commerce to share ideas about how to open up businesses, saying a “staggered way, that’s going to provide for healthy conditions, and safety for customers.”

He thinks they can find ways to safely re-open some bars, restaurants and attractions, again in a staggered fashion.