Lt. Governor Gilchrist Calls on Michigan Republican Leaders to Enact Mask Mandate

Michigan’s lieutenant governor is calling for Lansing lawmakers to practice better preventative measures against the coronavirus.

Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist is asking for Republican leaders to enact and enforce a mask mandate in the state Senate and House chambers.

Neither have implemented mask requirements, and many legislators haven’t worn masks inside the Capitol building for months.

Gilchrist issued an open letter Wednesday to Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield.

“This is not a political issue. This is ultimately about standing tall for the people who serve our state,” wrote Lt. Governor Gilchrist. “Our members are elected to serve in these Chambers, their staffs serve in critical support roles, and the media have a duty to inform the public about the actions of our government. They deserve to know their safety is respected by their leadership.”

To read the full letter, click here.

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