INGOP Supermajority Dismisses Gov. Holcomb’s Call for “Personal Responsibility” with COVID-19


Shot: “As Gov. Holcomb prepares to eliminate all statewide COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday, he says some “personal responsibility” will be required of Hoosiers to ensure the virus doesn’t start spreading out of control” 

Chaser: “As session has gone on, mask wearing has gone down in the House. Most if not all Democrats have them on. I see maybe five Republicans wearing them”

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today pointed out the dismissal the Indiana Republican supermajority at the Statehouse gave Governor Eric Holcomb after he called for Hoosiers to use “personal responsibility” once the state lifted all COVID-19 restrictions across Indiana. In fact, it took less than a day for Statehouse Republicans to ignore the Governor’s pandemic advisories, proving once more that the Indiana Republican Party cares more about partisan theatrics than producing responsible, fact-based solutions during these uncertain times. 

The Indiana Democratic Party believes Gov. Holcomb has started to rush Indiana out of the pandemic, even when health experts and economists warned doing so could hurt Indiana’s economy and put more lives at risk. Further, Democrats have remained consistent in its call for all elected officials – regardless of political beliefs – to let science, facts, and common-sense help guide Indiana and Hoosiers out of COVID-19. This is why Congressmen André Carson and Frank Mrvan, Jr. and Democrats supported the American Rescue Plan, which gets more vaccines in Hoosiers’ arms and brings much-needed relief for Indiana and its families. 

SHOT: Holcomb asks Hoosiers to use “personal responsibility” after Indiana drops its COVID-19 restrictions, including the mask mandate

Tweet by Brandon Smith, Indiana Public Media

CHASER: Statehouse Republicans ignore Gov. Holcomb’s recommendations before they even go into effect.

Tweet by Niki Kelly, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette


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