BELLEVUE – Chairman Heimlich released the following statement after Governor Inslee’s latest press conference announcing three new advisory groups.
“Governor Inslee continues to show a lack of leadership. Today’s press conference shows he has no interest in seeking input from those with opposing views. He is blatantly ignoring the State Legislature in favor of appointed advisory groups filled with his far-left supporters.
1 in 5 Washingtonians are filing for unemployment, but Governor Inslee demagogues and uses straw man arguments against those calling for him to safely reopen our economy. Instead of following the lead of Democratic Governor Polis in Colorado, he continues to insist on keeping small business closed.
Washingtonians responded admirably and sheltered in place for the last six weeks to keep our communities safe. Now, the science shows we can responsibly get back to work and it’s time for Governor Inslee to do what is right and safely reopen Washington.”