Editor, The Cheshire Herald:
Rob Sampson and Liz Linehan were recently interviewed in regard to COVID-19. Both supported Gov. Lamont’s early initiatives, however, the similarities end there. The lockdown, as unconstitutional as it may have been, has served its purpose: our hospital system was not overrun. The citizens have voluntarily done their job. Now it is time to get back to work. Senator Sampson understands the urgency of this; Representative Linehan does not.
‘Essential’ businesses, almost since the beginning, have taken temperatures, sanitized, practiced social distancing where possible, and worn masks where not. Many businesses can do this. Sampson properly questions the heavy-handed arbitrary discrimination between ‘essential’ and ‘non-essential’ businesses.
Linehan, on the other hand, seems to want ‘non-essential’ businesses to stay closed until May 20. That would be devastating. She also blamed the CARES program, designed to help small businesses, for running out of money when it was her party (at the federal level) that delayed it for over two weeks!
Senator Rob Sampson is right … Representative Liz Linehan, not so much.