Illinois governor's visits to Wisconsin spurs criticism
RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- As the coronavirus pandemic wears on, the opposition to stay at home orders is getting more political and at times, personal.
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is taking a lot of heat for the revelation that he and his family members have spent some time on their horse farm in Racine, Wisconsin.
"I will just say that we have a working farm. They're there now," said Gov. Pritzker.
Some critics say that violates Pritzker's stay at home order for Illinois. He argued there are animals on the Wisconsin farm and they require care.
Pritzker, who is a Democrat, also suggested the coverage of his family's whereabouts is politically motivated.
"And I would hope that the GOP, the super PAC that's pushing stories like this about my family would stop doing it, because they are putting my family and my children in danger," said Pritzker.
Those comments from Gov. Pritzker were made Friday, May 15, and since then, a spokesperson for his office said that while Pritzker and his family have visited the farm, they have not stayed there.