Long time politician, State Senator Michelle Benson, announced her gubernatorial campaign today. Benson is the Chair of the Health & Human Services Finance Committee in the Republican controlled Minnesota Senate. Which means she is the point person on health policy at the Capitol.
But Benson so far has refused to sign the Stop Vaccine Mandates pledge, which promises Minnesota citizens that she will vote to pass the massive $250 Million Frontline Workers Pay bill in the upcoming Special Session unless it contains the Rep Mortensen Stop Vaccine Mandates Amendment language.
Since Benson is the only gubernatorial candidate running who is currently serving in the legislature, we'd be interested to hear how she plans to stop vaccine mandates in Minnesota now? Beating Governor Walz in November of 2022 is a noble goal, but many frontline workers will soon lose their jobs if the legislature does not act immediately.
We have one shot to protect the health rights of Minnesotans and that is the September Special Session. Refusing to sign the Stop Vaccine Mandates pledge or not having a plan is a complete failure.
What is your plan, Michelle?
If she has no plan, she needs to make a pledge to the citizens of Minnesota to not vote for the $250 Million Frontline Workers Pay bill unless it has the Stop Vaccine Mandates Amendment attached to it. Otherwise, she is just another politician who is all-talk, no results.