Wisconsin Democrat stops short of apologizing about sick colleague

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Posted at 3:02 PM, Aug 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-27 14:29:58-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democratic Wisconsin state senator who encouraged donations to defeat a Republican lawmaker diagnosed with COVID-19 has tweeted that she was sorry he was sick but stopped short of apologizing for her call to unseat him.

Sen. Andre Jacque announced on Aug. 16 that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and said then that he was largely asymptomatic. The next day, Sen. Kelda Roys tweeted a link to the Democratic fundraising arm and encouraged donations to defeat Jacque.

After her tweet, news broke that Jacque was on a ventilator. Roys tweeted Thursday she was sorry he was sick, but did not apologize for or take down her earlier message.

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