Lewis Visits Minneapolis Business Burned-Out By Rioters, Blasts Abysmal Leadership
June 10, 2020
EAGAN, Minn. — U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis released the following statement after visiting 7-Sigma, a manufacturing company based in South Minneapolis that was burned-out by arsonists during the recent riots, on Tuesday. Owner Kris Wyrobek has announced he will not be rebuilding his business in Minneapolis due to the abject failure of city officials to protect the community from rioters. Instead, Wyrobek will relocate his business outside of Minneapolis.
“Yesterday I visited 7-Sigma in South Minneapolis. This business, owned by Kris Wyrobek, has been operating in Minneapolis for 47 years. But the city is about to lose this long-standing member of its business community due to the gross incompetence of our leaders.
Kris, like many other business owners in the Twin Cities, watched in horror as his community was overtaken by looters and arsonists. Not only did city officials fail to control the rioters, they also ignored the desperate calls for help from business owners whose livelihoods were being destroyed. Who would want to keep their business in a city with such clear disregard for their survival? And the latest intentions from the Minneapolis City Council to defund the police only adds insult to injury. To top it off, not a single city official has reached out to Kris following the destruction of his business, while several other cities have already expressed interest in having 7-Sigma relocate to their town.
The abysmal leadership in Minneapolis, right up to and including Senator Tina Smith, has turned the city into a hostile environment for businesses. Mark my words: 7-Sigma may be the first business to openly announce plans to relocate out of the city, but it won’t be the last.”