It all started with a question from moderator Melanie Bliss (FF to 1:18);
‘Will the legislature outlaw masks and vaccine mandates?’
After one legislator answered, Mark takes a stab at it;
. . . I think we have had great leadership . . . (Referring to Covid and the Governor)
After the very audible laughter from the crowd, you could hear Bliss say ‘Thank You’ to which Mark says fine, and you could tell he was very angry. Bliss coninues, ‘I didn’t say thank you to you I said thank to them because they stopped laughing. Mark then continued about all this great leadership and how the schools and state stayed open.
What I have always found ironic about that statement is that it is false. Many state, education, and City of Sioux Falls employees worked from home for months while the rest of us either trudged through at our private sector jobs or took unemployment because the businesses were closed especially in the hospitality industry.
It is probably why he was laughed at. When you say ridiculous things YOU will get a reaction.