Former U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis is the Republican-endorsed candidate for U.S. Senate. (Photo: Marshall Hoffman)

The Republican-endorsed candidate for United States Senate, Jason Lewis, told the KMRS Community Connection that the “lockdowns” imposed by Governor Walz to deal with the pandemic have been devastating to Minnesota’s economy and mental health.

“We need to go about our business. And that’s why I have been campaigning and, quite frankly, why I sued the governor,” said Lewis. “The lockdowns have devastated Greater Minnesota in towns like Morris. We’ve told hog farmers they don’t have a market — that’s ripped through the grain markets. We have basically held up the USMCA because of partisan politics. We’ve politicized the public health challenge. It’s time to get back to work, get the kids in school and go about our business while we protect the elderly.”

Lewis criticized policies that at points took COVID-positive patients out of hospitals and put them in nursing homes. He called it backwards to put the most vulnerable populations at risk while locking down the healthy groups. The entire interview with Jason Lewis can be found on our website at, under the News tab in the Community Connection section.


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