Wisconsin GOP Seeks Lockdown Lift For Easter Services

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports:

Assembly Republicans are calling on Gov. Tony Evers to allow in-person services for Easter and Passover amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic. “It is more important than ever that we allow Wisconsinites to observe their individual faiths,” Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and the other members of the Assembly GOP caucus wrote in a letter to Evers. “To that end, we ask that you work with Wisconsin churches and temples to allow them to hold Easter or Passover services, even if it’s outside.”

The request came one day before Republicans in the Assembly and Senate stalled Evers’ move to push back Tuesday’s election due to the coronavirus pandemic ravaging countries around the world. On Saturday, they quickly adjourned a special legislative session about the matter. During Saturday’s proceedings, the state Assembly and state Senate each gaveled in and out within seconds and recessed until Monday.

Evers has denied the request.