If there's ever a revised edition, Jacque deserves his own chapter in this book.
Jacque, 40, fell ill in mid-August with COVID-19 induced pneumonia and was placed on a ventilator on Aug. 23, which requires sedation. Tompach said Jacque will need time to recover from the ordeal through respiratory and occupational therapy. He did not say whether he still needed assistance breathing.
Before testing positive for the virus, Jacque authored and supported legislation to end the statewide face mask mandate before vaccines were available and to ban vaccine requirements.
His hospitalization came days after he testified in at least two public hearings in the Wisconsin State Capitol without a mask. Legislative leaders did not reach out to hearing attendees to notify them of a possible exposure to COVID-19. [emphasis added]Despicable behavior.
Excerpts: One of the Legislature's most active lawmakers who has opposed mask and vaccine mandates was hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19.
Jacque testified before two committee hearings in the Wisconsin State Capitol last Wednesday. He spoke without a mask during at least one of the hearings, which was packed and where not everyone was wearing face coverings.
In recent months, 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 also opposed the statewide mask mandate implemented by Gov. Tony Evers and joined legislation to end it.
One of 18 GOP state senators who voted in favor of a resolution to repeal Governor Evers' mask mandate.
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