Perry, PA GOP Congressmen to Governor Wolf: Enough is Enough
Harrisburg, May 13, 2020
Tags: Coronavirus Update
In response to recent remarks from Governor Wolf related to Coronavirus reopening delays, Pennsylvania Congressmen Perry, Thompson, Joyce, Keller, Kelly, Meuser, Reschenthaler, and Smucker issued the following statement:
"In a statement issued on Monday, Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Wolf insulted residents across the Commonwealth by threatening to withhold millions of federal dollars from counties that challenge his arbitrary color coding system for reopening the state. We remind the Governor these funds were appropriated by Congress for all of Pennsylvania’s counties, not just those who will bend to his will.
Contrary to the Governor’s assertion that individuals who choose to open their stores are surrendering to Coronavirus, these brave individuals are standing strong in an effort to financially weather this storm—to keep delivering paychecks to their employees, to put food on the table, and to provide services to their communities. To suggest otherwise is a slap in the face to the millions of Pennsylvanians who are simply trying to make ends meet.
The Governor’s rhetoric is irresponsible and continues to put miles of distance between Pennsylvania and a solution. He needs a reality check and more sensitivity to the hardships that families across the Commonwealth are experiencing as a result of his continued shutdown. Enough is enough."