MN gov’t response to COVID sparks flash point at Farmfest governor candidate debate

Published On: August 4th, 20220.6 min readCategories: Covid-19, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News

Government’s response to the COVID pandemic hit a flash point in today’s (Wed) governor candidate debate at Farmfest when Republican challenger Scott Jensen and Democratic incumbent Tim Walz were asked, how will you make sure more seniors in care facilities can stay close to home?  Walz pointed a finger at Senate Republicans:

“We have a budget and it is simply waiting to be signed.   Walking away from the fixes for political reasons is hurting these nursing homes.”

Republican challenger Jensen pivoted, blasting Walz’s COVID policies:

“What we did by locking nursing home patients into their facility, and watch them die alone, frequently bathing in their own stool and urine, is our legacy to what we did with COVID.   This is what we did!    Never again!”

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