Attorney General Bill Barr believes the calls for nationwide lockdowns and stay-at-home orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are the “greatest intrusion on civil liberties” of all time … you know, other than slavery.
Barr made the unbelievably tone-deaf claim Wednesday at a Constitution Day celebration hosted by Hillsdale College in Michigan, after he was asked about constitutional hurdles in blocking churchgoers during a pandemic.
This led to a lengthy response in which Barr blasted state governors — claiming they’re stifling citizens and businesses from returning to work — and compared coronavirus lockdowns to house arrest and slavery.
The offensive parallel has pissed off politicians, celebs and journalists … all of whom are going off on the AG.
Now, Barr did qualify his comment by saying slavery “was a different kind of restraint.” Gee, thanks for pointing that out, Bill.
Worst. Take. Ever.