(RightWing.org) – Attorney General William Barr recently had a fruitful discussion with radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt. The two really dug into the issues that arise from how overbearing COVID-19-related lockdowns are infringing on civil liberties. Barr was very concerned about this trend.
States “have to use less intrusive means if they are equally effective in dealing with the problem. And that’s the situation we’re in today. We’re moving into a period where we have to do a better job of targeting the measures we’re deploying to deal with this virus.” AG Barr https://t.co/Osxa3HmWhj
— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) April 21, 2020
Barr likened these policies to being “disturbingly close to house arrest.” He thinks that it might be justified in some areas where the outbreak is severe. However, that doesn’t change the fact that our liberties are being threatened.
Republican contender for Maine governor, Adrienne Bennet, also sees a problem with her state’s current measures.
I agree w/ AG William Barr on the @hughhewitt show this AM – it’s time to identify whether businesses can operate safely according to @CDCgov guidelines. If they can, get them running. No more letting @GovJanetMills arbitrarily decide what is “essential” #mepolitics #reopenmaine pic.twitter.com/WZCZH3M443
— Adrienne Bennett (@AdrienneMaine) April 21, 2020
Barr went on to back President Donald Trump’s efforts thus far. He also warned that the Department of Justice (DOJ) would be watching out for infringements on civil liberties. If there’s a lawsuit that pops up from a citizen concerned about their civil liberties being violated, the DOJ will consider those lawsuits and defend the people.
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