It is well documented that the Republican-led Wisconsin Legislature has had little interest in trying to tackle the pandemic. They have been hands off at every turn, evidenced by the failure to meet to address the virus and its economic impact since April. They have literally been on vacation. The only time they could be bothered was to try to get in the way of whatever the Governor proposed, be it masks, or capacity limits. They insisted that the state didn’t need to provide any direction, that it should be up to individual Wisconsin communities to decide how best to respond. We’ve seen how that has worked out. But now, suddenly, those who have been so silent in trying to address the pandemic are insisting they, not the Governor, decide who should get the vaccine. They also want control over future coronavirus related spending. Well, welcome to the party. While Governor Evers has been working to take common-sense steps to reduce the spread of the virus, legislative leaders have been so hands-off, it is almost like they are pro-Covid. They had plenty of chances to lead on this issue. Instead, they quit working, except to be obstructionists. They have made clear they don’t intend to pass any legislation this year. They have proven they are not prepared to lead this fight, and that hasn’t changed just because they suddenly feel a little left out.