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Wisconsin lawmaker Jacque out of hospital after COVID-19

FILE - Wisconsin Rep. Andre Jacque, R-DePere, serves as committee chair during a public hearing of the Assembly labor committee regarding Right to Work legislation at the State Capitol in Madison, Wis., Monday, March 2, 2015. Photo: AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, M.P. King. FILE - Wisconsin Rep. Andre Jacque, R-DePere, serves as committee chair during a public hearing of the Assembly labor committee regarding Right to Work legislation at the State Capitol in Madison, Wis., Monday, March 2, 2015.

Ashley Halbach
Created: September 21, 2021 03:47 PM

Wisconsin state Sen. Andre Jacque has been discharged after a five-week hospital stay that included being intubated and placed on a ventilator due to pneumonia caused by COVID-19.

Jacque spokesman Matt Tompach said Tuesday that Jacque is "doing much better."

Jacque is one of the Legislature's most conservative lawmakers who opposed mask and vaccine mandates.

The 40-year-old Jacque was intubated and placed on a ventilator Aug. 23. Tompach says Jacque is continuing respiratory and occupational therapy. Tompach says Jacque is "feeling good mentally, breathing well, and making substantial progress toward regaining his health."


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