August 4, 2021

It's like Republicans have an epiphany when things get bad only after they've decided against expert opinion. Hutchison stumbled through a litany of excuses for his own ineptitude, saying "In hindsight I wish that had not become law." Maybe not signing the stupid bill into law would have helped, eh Governor?

Source: The Hill

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) says he regrets signing a ban on mask mandates in schools as he asks the state legislature to reverse the decision.

“Well, I signed it at the time because our cases were at a very low point. I knew it'd be overridden by the legislature if I didn’t sign it ... I already eliminated our statewide mask mandate,” Hutchinson said in a press conference on Tuesday.

“I signed it for those reasons that our cases were at a low point. Everything has changed now. And yes, in hindsight I wish that had not become law,” he added.

Arkansas is currently recording spikes in cases, deaths, and a record number of hospitalizations. All since they got rid of mask mandates.

Twitter has not been kind to Arkansas' Governor today.

It's fair to say that it has not been a great week in Arkansas.

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