Wear full face masks and gloves in bars

Adam Jarchow turns the Attorney General’s race into a Tory trash fire, attacking a Republican colleague with a deranged website. But Jarchow has already backed COVID restrictions on businesses in podcasts.

Republican attorney general candidate Adam Jarchow has previously argued in a podcast that “places like bars and restaurants” should require people to wear gloves and masks during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can listen to the audio below.

We don’t know about you, but we’d rather not wear gloves while drinking a beer from a corner tap.

Jarchow, who runs one of the most bizarre campaigns in state history, is essentially a one-issue candidate, who goes after Fond du Lac District Attorney Eric Toney, a Republican, who is also standing for AG, for his COVID-19 lawsuits. , which he subsequently rejected. Jarchow Simplified Toney’s COVID-19 Case; for example, Toney refused to apply Evers’ mask mandate and created a task force to reopen his county.

WRN was the first to report Eric Toney’s COVID lawsuits; you can read this investigative article here. We’ve covered all of the candidates in depth because we believe voters have a right to know where they really stand (we’ve also exposed the failures of Democrat Josh Kaul and his criminal lab).

We understand why these lawsuits worry some people. However, we have found that Jarchow’s own positions are far from pure on COVID-19 restrictions. He even audio-urged Republican legislative leaders to strike a deal with Evers, urging the Democratic governor to get the GOP to “join” a compromise. That’s a far cry from his fire-breathing statements since (sort of) running for AG. And it’s somewhat reminiscent of the last candidate to disparage Toney in a similar tone – Ryan Owens, who looked a lot more pro-Evers in old podcasts than he did during the election campaign.

At least Adam Jarchow’s podcasts haven’t disappeared… to our knowledge.

What Jarchow doesn’t explain: If the restrictions he pushed hadn’t been followed, how would he have enforced them if the companies had refused?

Jarchow’s past support for Professor Ryan Owens for AG also raises questions. In a podcast analyzing Evers’ Safer at Home actions, Ryan Owens criticized people “on the right” who “say the governor is a tyrant and all that,” calling it “that nonsense.” Owens said it was unfortunate that “we heard more loudmouths at the end of the bar than anyone else on stuff like this,” but Jarchow wrote him a big check for 1,000. $.

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Jarchow announced after Owens left the race that he was running to try and have someone else run against Toney because of Toney’s COVID-19 record, but all he’s done since is hit Toney, even creating a juvenile website that turned Toney into Evers’ puppet and running attack ads against his fellow Republican, whose significant prosecution experience gives him a real chance at defeating ideological Democrat Josh Kaul .

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Jarchow spoke differently on the DrydenWire podcast in April 2020. He pushed for a regional “reopening plan” but thought there should still be “limited capacity” for bars and restaurants. He proposed a compromise between Evers and Republican lawmakers. He wanted more restrictions on small businesses in Milwaukee.

But now he calls Evers actions “illegal”. Why was he pushing for restrictions he considers illegal?

“The right place is to find that kind of perfect place where we protect people; we are developing a regional reopening plan, ”Jarchow said in the podcast.

“When we reopen, we limit the capacity to a certain extent, we require gloves and masks to be worn, you know, in places like bars and restaurants, so we can balance that out. We can do it, and we can do it right, and we can protect the elderly and the most vulnerable, but we can’t just keep the economy closed. “

The host also asked Jarchow what advice he would give Evers on COVID. Jarchow, a two-term former lawmaker and business lawyer who has never dealt with criminal cases, argued for “rules” of social distancing that include “rules for washing hands and touching face” .

“So I would say that by the end of this week at the latest, there should be a plan in place that will be released to the public during a Stage 3 opening,” Jarchow said.

Now he writes things like this:

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But at the time, he was for some government “rules”.

“And so what would it look like again in places like Northwestern Wisconsin where we have almost no cases, almost back to normal, now we would always include social distancing rules,” said Jarchow at DrydenWire. “We would always include rules with sick people. We would always include rules for washing our hands and touching our face, all those kinds of things that we know to be important. “

He believed there should be even more rules in Milwaukee and that the legislature should compromise with Evers.

“In Milwaukee, I think you take a different approach, don’t you, and it’s going a little slower. And maybe we need to get restaurants to have a little more buy-in. But if I’m Tony Evers, I worked out this plan at the table with Robin Vos and Scott Fitzgerald, and I get buy-in from lawmakers because the worst part of it all is having someone under what I think. be very, very tenuous statutory powers for him, ”he said.

“I think he’s way off on a limb, and I suspect if that continues the courts will get involved and show him how hard he’s been on a limb.” So he should work with the Legislature, get buy-in for a plan to reopen, and I think once you have that and the Legislature has worked with him, most people will join, Republicans will start to join. buy more. But if he keeps doing this like he’s doing on his own, you’re going to start seeing Republicans across the state keep saying “I’m not for this, I’m against this,” and that makes him more and more partisan, and increasingly difficult to implement.

Now Jarchow is much more vehement on COVID.

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