MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Interim University of Wisconsin Thawj Tswj Hwm Tommy Thompson Hnub Friday tau xa nws tsab ntawv ntawm kev tawm haujlwm mus rau lub Peb Hlis, ib qho kev txav uas los thaum pawg neeg ua haujlwm rau npe rau tus thawj coj mus tas li npaj los xaiv cov neeg zaum kawg rau txoj haujlwm.

Thompson, 80-xyoo-laus tus tswv xeev yav dhau los, tau ua txoj haujlwm ua tus thawj tswj hwm ntu ntu ntawm UW System thaum Lub Xya Hli 1, 2020. Nws tau los ntawm lub nkoj tom qab nrhiav tsis tau qhov kev hloov pauv rau Ray Cross.

Thompson, hauv nws tsab ntawv tawm haujlwm tau xa mus rau Pawg Thawj Coj ntawm Regents, tau hais tias nws muaj kev hwm los tuav txoj haujlwm "tshwj xeeb yog los ntawm qhov uas tuaj yeem yog lub sijhawm tsaus ntuj tshaj plaws." Nws txoj haujlwm tawm haujlwm yog pib thaum Lub Peb Hlis 18.

Thompson tau sau tias "Thaum kuv ntseeg ruaj khov tias kev nrhiav kev ua tau zoo yeej tsis muaj qhov kawg, kuv txaus siab tias kuv tau ua tiav qhov tau nug kuv thiab cov neeg hauv lub xeev no tau nrhiav dab tsi," Thompson tau sau. “Kuv ntseeg tau tias peb lub hauv paus tseem muaj zog npaum li qhov qub. Nws yog lub sijhawm tso cai rau koj thiab pawg thawj coj muaj peev xwm npaj rau tus neeg ua tiav los coj UW System rau xyoo tom ntej. "

Tsab ntawv tuaj raws li pawg neeg tshawb nrhiav ze ze rau kev xaiv cov neeg zaum kawg rau tus thawj tswj hwm mus tas li. Pawg neeg xav tau kev sib tham nyob rau lub hlis no thiab npe nws cov kev xaiv nyob rau lub Ob Hlis. Qhov kev txiav txim siab ntiav yuav poob rau tag nrho Pawg Thawj Coj ntawm Regents.

Thompson, yav dhau los US Health and Human Services tus tuav ntaub ntawv, tau tawm tswv yim rau kev ntsuas COVID-19 muaj zog hauv tsev kawm ntawv qib siab, suav nrog kev sim tsis tu ncua, txhaj tshuaj tiv thaiv thiab daim npog ntsej muag. Nws kuj tseem txhawb kom rov qab mus rau cov chav kawm ntawm tus kheej thaum lub caij nplooj zeeg xyoo 2021.

Ib tug Republican, Thompson kuj tau ua haujlwm los txhim kho lub tsev kawm ntawv txoj kev sib raug zoo nrog GOP-tswj lub xeev Legislature. Thaum ib co Republicans hem tias yuav foob Thompson rau qhov tsis nrhiav kev pom zoo rau tsev kawm ntawv txoj cai COVID-19, Thompson tsis kam tawm tsam.

"Kuv yuav tsis ntshai," nws hais tias lub yim hli ntuj.

Thaum kawg, Republican cov neeg tsim cai lij choj tau thim rov qab.

GOP cov neeg tsim cai lij choj thiab Democratic Gov. Tony Evers kuj tau tshem tawm yim-xyoos khov ntawm cov nqi kawm hauv xeev thiab xa rov qab tus nqi-tsim hwj chim rau cov regents raws li Thompson saib.

Cov regents kawg tau xaiv tsis nce nqi kawm hauv xeev rau xyoo 2021-22 kev kawm. Thompson tau hais hauv nws tsab ntawv tawm haujlwm tias nws xav tias nws tau rov qab los ntawm cov thawj coj xaiv tsa kev ntseeg siab hauv kev siv nyiaj.

"Tommy Thompson yog tus txiv neej zoo thaum lub sijhawm," University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Thawj Tswj Hwm Edmund Manydeeds tau hais hauv nqe lus. "Nws txoj kev coj noj coj ua tau pab coj peb hla kev kis thoob qhov txhia chaw thiab teeb tsa tus qauv rau kev tswj hwm thaum muaj kev kub ntxhov."

Thompson yog tib tug neeg uas tau raug xaiv los ua plaub, plaub xyoos ua tus tswv xeev. Nws tau nqis los ib nrab ntawm nws lub sijhawm thib plaub hauv xyoo 2001 los ua tus Thawj Tswj Hwm George W. Bush tus kws saib xyuas kev noj qab haus huv.

Thompson tau ua haujlwm luv luv rau tus thawj tswj hwm hauv 2008 thiab kuj tau khiav rau US Senate hauv 2012, poob rau Democrat Tammy Baldwin. Nws yog ib tug tswv cuab ntawm lub Xeev Pawg Sib Tham hauv 1971 thaum nws tau xaiv tsa los tsim UW System.