The Associated Press reports Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is struggling to fight against a Republican revolt over his stay-at-home orders and business shutdowns.

Getty Images/ Susan Vineyard

Egged on by state GOP lawmakers, some counties have threatened to defy his orders while at least a few business owners have reopened their doors despite his warnings while others have backed down under the Democrat's threats to hold back COVID-19 funding.

 

Commissioners in the rogue GOP-controlled counties say they can manage the coronavirus threat and reopen safely. Wolf says moving too fast risks jeopardizing the progress Pennsylvania has made against a virus that has sickened some 59,000 and killed nearly 4,000 Pennsylvanians.

Alex Wong/Getty Images

The AP reports the chief instigator behind the Republican strategy is President Donald Trump, who is visits the Allentown area May 14 to visit a medical and surgical products distribution site and deliver some remarks.

The lehighvalleylive.com website reports that there had been no itinerary for the President's visit to Owens & Minor in Upper Mcugnie Township released as of May 13 but flight restrictions in the region have been filed for between 12 and 5:30 p.m.