RI House Republican Caucus Demands General Assembly Oversight of Never-ending COVID-19 Restrictions
From Rhode Island Fraternal Order of Police Release:
The Rhode Island House Republican Caucus issues the following statement regarding the briefing by Governor Gina Raimondo.
Here is the statement by RI House Republicans:
The announcement by the Governor to further restrict the liberty interests of Rhode Islanders again raises profound concerns about the function of state government. That these decisions continue to be unilaterally made by the Governor without any lawful and necessary legislative oversight is a further abdication of responsibility by the General Assembly, which falls squarely in the laps of the Speaker of the House, the President of the Senate, and all members of the General Assembly that continue to remain silent.
Our citizens and businesses have been without proper representation since March, and it is long past time for the General Assembly to do its job.
We simply cannot continue in this manner – as the People of Rhode Island are losing patience with government by executive order and a General Assembly that refuses to perform it’s solemn duty to act as the check and balance to the Governor.
Our country was founded on the principle of disbursement of power through various branches of government. Right now, here in Rhode Island, the Governor acts as the Executive and Legislative branches.
We are not necessarily saying that the Governor’s recommendations are wrong, but they are coming from a place of unchecked power, and that is wrong.