Gov. Tom Wolf is hitting back hard after a federal judge appointed by President Trump ruled that many of his pandemic shutdown orders were unconstitutional.
Wolf vowed Tuesday he wouldn’t heed the “irresponsible demands” of the president and Republicans in the state legislature concerning the state’s response to the coronavirus.
The Democratic governor accused Trump and Republicans who control the legislature of promoting conspiracy theories and spreading misinformation about the virus and the status of the Pennsylvania economy, which he said is reopened despite the mitigation measures he has imposed.
The Donald Trump appointed judge ruled that while the measures “were undertaken with the good intention of addressing a public health emergency,” the mandates that required people to stay at home, placed size limits on gatherings and ordered “non-life-sustaining” businesses to shut down did not pass constitutional muster.
The Wolf administration said it will appeal.