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AG Barr Warns DOJ May Pursue Legal Action Against States That Remain Shutdown

First, Trump said he had “total authority” to tell states when to reopen.

Then, he backtracked, saying that states can “call the shots” in regards to their reopening.

Now, Trump’s lackey Attorney General William Barr is warning that the Justice Department could take legal action against governors who continue to enforce “stay-at-home” restrictions.

You feeling any intellectual whiplash yet?

On the Hugh Hewitt Show, AG Barr stated, “We’re looking carefully at a number of these rules that are being put into place.”

He added, “And if we think one goes too far, we initially try to jawbone the governors into rolling them back or adjusting them. And if they’re not and people bring lawsuits, we file statements of interest and side with the plaintiffs.” 

Barr called the current rules “very, very burdensome impingements on liberty.”

These comments echo the sentiment of President Trump, who encouraged protesters with Democratic governors to “liberate” their states.

AG Barr’s threat comes at a time when there is more uncertainty over the coronavirus than ever.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. leads the world with 815,892 cases and 45,126 deaths. The U.S. reported 2,612 deaths so far today, one of the deadliest days since the pandemic began.

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