5/7/21 | The Chronicle
House Minority Leader Rep. J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, sounded off against Gov. Jay Inslee’s recent decision to put all counties in Washington state on a two-week pause in the state’s COVID-19 reopening plan.
Inslee said the pause was issued after recent data surfaced showing evidence of a potential plateau in disease activity.
Wilcox took objection to the move in light of the governor’s recent decision to put Pierce County back in Phase 2 of the reopening plan after infections and hospitalizations in the region increased.
“Many of us are dismayed by the inequitable treatment of Pierce County in comparison to King County,” Wilcox said in a news release on Wednesday. “Last month, Pierce County asked for a pause on a phase rollback and was denied. This week, a pause was granted for King County.”
Wilcox used this fact to refocus on House Republicans’ efforts to reform the emergency powers invested in the office of the governor. (READ MORE ON COVID ROLLBACK)