Governor Walz made the unprecedented move of extending his illegal powers of shutting down Minnesota by issuing a new emergency powers declaration. This move requires him by statute to call the legislature back to the Capitol for a Special Session. Walz is in new territory. This is the longest emergency declaration since WWII.
In the press conference, Walz alluded to the potential of turning the dials on the shutdown back up if there's an increase in COVID cases. Despite Minnesota's closest neighbors all experiencing flattened curves with full reopens, Walz appears to believe Minnesota will be different.
The most interesting aspect of the press conference is Walz' call to have the Special Session last indefinitely so that the legislature can pass policing reforms in the wake of the George Floyd tragedy. This stands in contrast to the messaging out of the Republican controlled Senate.
Stay tuned to Action 4 Liberty for more details on what to expect when legislators reconvene in St Paul this Friday.