The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports:
One of the Legislature’s most active lawmakers who has opposed mask and vaccine mandates has received hospital care after testing positive for COVID-19.
In recent months, Sen. Andre Jacque has been one of most outspoken lawmakers against COVID-19 vaccine mandates and has authored legislation that would bar government officials or business owners from requiring Wisconsinites be vaccinated against COVID-19 or show proof of vaccination to access services.
Jacque had testified on Wednesday before two committee hearings in the Wisconsin State Capitol. He testified without a mask during at least one of the hearings, which was packed and where not everyone was wearing face coverings.
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Sen. Andre Jacque of De Pere hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19 https://t.co/gUGeZjwDJi
— Journal Sentinel (@journalsentinel) August 17, 2021
The positive COVID-19 test and hospital care for Republican state Sen. André Jacque came after he testified on Wednesday in a packed Capitol hearing room without wearing a mask. https://t.co/TFrUJqQhvd https://t.co/tIi0PXd8cL
— Wisconsin State Journal (@WiStateJournal) August 17, 2021
While holding a 7 hour hearing on an imaginary threat, Republicans exposed themselves and the public to the very real and deadly threat that they continue to let run rampant.
Spread truth, not the virus.
— Chris Larson (@ChrisJLarson) August 17, 2021
Wisconsin Republican state Sen. Andre Jacque, a critic of vaccine and mask mandates, has tested positive for COVID-19 and was at a hospital yesterday for pneumonia.
— Scott Bauer (@sbauerAP) August 17, 2021