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Wyoming governor: GOP COVID-19 resolution ‘unfortunate’

Gov. Mark Gordon speaks at a press conference Thursday.
Gov. Mark Gordon speaks at a press conference Thursday.(Will Thomas)
Published: Dec. 3, 2020 at 12:37 AM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s Republican governor says he disagrees with a state Republican Party resolution calling on him to rescind a state of emergency in place since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

Gov. Mark Gordon calls the recent Wyoming State Republican Central Committee resolution a “very unfortunate choice.” Gordon tells the Wyoming Tribune Eagle the state of emergency makes it easier for hospitals to get resources to deal with the virus. Gordon’s comments came a day after Wyoming reported a record 247 coronavirus hospitalizations and as he himself was experiencing mild symptoms of the virus.

Wyoming GOP Chairman Frank Eathorne didn’t respond to requests for comment.

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