This week marks the first anniversary of the riots that left Kenosha in ashes.
Fifty businesses were destroyed or damaged. Fires burned while lifetimes of hard work and livelihoods went up in flames. After Governor Evers blamed the police and picked sides, law enforcement requested the governor stop making statements that fuel the protests and make things worse.
And yet, Governor Tony Evers was slow to act. It took him days to declare a state of emergency. When President Trump rightly offered the governor federal assistance to help regain control, Governor Evers turned him down. That same night, two people died.
The top priority of public officials is to keep the public safe. Leaders need to support our law enforcement and the job they do to protect law and order. When Wisconsin needed a leader, Governor Evers failed.