Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, who’s led several other unsuccessful impeachment efforts, circulated a memo Friday calling for Gov. Tom Wolf’s impeachment over his handling of the coronavirus outbreak.
Metcalfe argues that Wolf’s business closure and stay-at-home orders violated citizens’ Constitutional rights. He also pointed to the administration’s lack of transparency, its faltering unemployment compensation system and its oversight of a rising death toll at nursing homes.
“Gov. Wolf’s orders in response to the COVID-19 outbreak have violated a number of our God-given rights," the Butler County Republican wrote, in a co-sponsorship memo published the same day a second wave of lockdown protesters descended on the state Capitol.