Krishnamoorthi: Most Businesses Value Safety First

Craig Dellimore
April 24, 2020 - 4:23 pm
Raja Krishnamoorthi

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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Schaumburg Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi says that while he is getting some pressure from businesses shut down by coronavirus restrictions, he is not hearing the kind of enflamed rhetoric occurring elsewhere in the U.S. 

Make no mistake, the 8th District representative said, he’s talked with people who say their businesses can’t survive the Illinois stay-at-home order much longer. They want to get back to work. But they also recognize the health implications, he said.

They are not insisting on reopening before medical experts say it’s safe to do so for customers and employees, Krishamoorthi said.

Businesses should reopen, even without a vaccine, at some point, he said.

Krishnamoorthi says Congress needs to approve substantial help for states and cities losing billions in revenue because of Covid-19 shutdowns and restrictions.  Some are considering reducing vital services at a time when they are needed most, he said.

Krishnamoorthi is the guest on "At Issue" this weekend. It airs 9:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sunday.