Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels called on Governor Tony Evers to prepare for possible unrest in the coming weeks.

The remarks are in response to the pending decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson, which focuses on the constitutional right of abortions.

“I’m calling on the Governor to be ready for any impending acts of mass civil disobedience and to work to prevent any acts of violence. He should immediately convene Wisconsin Emergency Management leadership, raise the Emergency Operations Center status level from the current threat level five and put the Wisconsin National Guard on notice for possible deployment. There have been several threats of violence in reaction to a possible upcoming decision from the Supreme Court of the United States, and we should be ready. As Governor of Wisconsin, I will always assure the citizens of Wisconsin that we will be ready to protect property and lives,” Michels said in a statement.

“From Covid to Kenosha, Governor Evers’ instincts have been terrible, and his policies even worse. On Kenosha, his actions fanned the flames of discontent and he was slow to authorize enough manpower to quell the violence. Those mistakes cannot be repeated.”

As the Court considered the case, an individual leaked a draft decision from the justices that indicated the group favored overturning Roe v. Wade.

Since the document leaked, left-wing groups have protested the possibility of the ruling, including outside the homes of Supreme Court justices. In fact, one man from California was found and arrested near Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s house after devising a plot to murder the member of the judicial branch.

In Wisconsin, a pro-life group’s office was burned down by some who wrote, “If abortions aren’t safe, then you aren’t either.”

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Cooper Moran is a reporter for The Wisconsin Daily Star and The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected]
Photo “Tim Michels” by Tim Michels. Photo “Tony Evers” by Tony Evers