Concerted push to end Gov. Tim Walz's emergency powers faces steep odds at Capitol
December 30, 2020
Opponents of Gov. Tim Walz's executive orders closing bars and restaurants are bombarding some Minnesota legislators with calls and e-mails, hoping they will vote to end the governor's emergency powers when the Legislature reconvenes next week.
The concerted campaign is targeted at a half-dozen Democrats in the Minnesota House, who have either voted to end Walz's powers in the past or have been willing to consider alternatives to COVID-19 decisionmaking.
"If we fail, our beloved businesses who are under assault from Tyrant Walz and our awful Attorney General will likely fail and go bankrupt," Jake Duesenberg, president of the group Action 4 Liberty, wrote to supporters as he urged them to contact Democratic and Republican legislators.