Jason Lewis Begins RV Tour To Publicize Economic Impacts Of Walz’s Business Shutdowns

"Enough is enough - Minnesotans desperately need further economic relief," the former congressman turned US Senate canidate says.

US Senate candidate Jason Lewis says he will be on the road in his RV “over the next several weeks” meeting with local business owners who have suffered under Governor Tim Walz’s economic shutdowns.

Lewis represented Minnesota’s 2nd congressional district from 2017-2019. Now, he’s running for Senate in a campaign that appears to prioritize the needs of small businesses.

“I am embarking on a ‘Re-Open Minnesota for Business’ tour to help struggling small business owners tell their stories and be heard,” Lewis said in a press release, Thursday. (RELATED: Minnesotans Plan To Protest Stay At Home Order Outside Walz’s Mansion)

The release did not mention how his tour may be affected by Governor Tim Walz’s stay at home order. It did, however, specify that he is not demanding that the economy reopens before May 4, when the stay at home order expires.

His release highlighted out how “right now there are 22 million Americans out of work, and just today [Thursday] Minnesota-based Best Buy announced they are furloughing 50,000 employees.” Lewis has also speculated that this wave of unemployment may have devastating impacts that could result in “lost lives” as jobless Minnesotans become depressed.

Lewis’s release called out his Democratic opponent, incumbent Senator Tina Smith, for not doing enough to help her state’s struggling middle class amidst the Governor’s business restrictions.

“Twice [Smith] voted to block economic relief to work in funding for her liberal pet projects like funding the Kennedy Center and the Green New Deal,” he said.

“I call on Senator Smith to do her job and provide a much-needed lifeline to ailing businesses… Then I call on her to stand with me in demanding Minnesota reopen for business when the stay at home order ends on May 4,” he concluded.

Lewis also rails against Smith on his Twitter page, criticizing her support of the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO has been accused of favoring Chinese interests throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, Smith claims that Walz’s economic shutdowns are necessary to bring about a “functioning economy.” The senator also says that she “remain[s] committed to holding Trump and his administration accountable” for how it has handled the COVID-19 situation.

Kyle Hooten

Kyle Hooten is Managing Editor of Alpha News. His coverage of Minneapolis has been featured on television shows like Tucker Carlson Tonight and in print media outlets like the Wall Street Journal.