(RightWing.org) – In a controversial move, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) has declared that his state will begin a phased re-opening on Friday, April 24. Gyms, salons, tattoo parlors, and bowling alleys are among the businesses that can open up their doors again. Then, on Monday, April 27, private social clubs and restaurants can also re-open, though with a few exceptions.
Kemp informed people on Twitter that his decision takes science and professional advice into account.
Throughout this entire process, we have relied on data, science, and the advice of healthcare professionals to guide our approach and decision-making. Every day, we are doing our best to protect lives – and livelihoods – in every part of Georgia. https://t.co/CIdX0fJWgv #gapol
— Brian Kemp (@BrianKempGA) April 20, 2020
However, President Donald Trump “strongly” disagreed with Kemp’s decision. Trump said that the governor isn’t taking into account his phase one guidelines. Ultimately, the president yielded to Kemp’s authority to do what he thinks is right for his state, even if the POTUS doesn’t fully agree. Trump is leaving the matter of economic re-opening in the hands of the states.
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