Donald Trump and his enablers have been pushing the idea of reopening businesses across the nation to save the economy – completely disregarding advice from experts warning them not to as it could make the spread of COVID-19 worse.
Now, according to Bloomberg, Attorney General William Barr plans on taking legal action that will force governors to open up their states whether they want to or not.
Barr told talk radio host Hugh Hewitt that extraordinary measures to fight the spread of coronavirus were justified, but that now it is a violation of people’s constitutional rights.
“We have to give businesses more freedom to operate in a way that’s reasonably safe,” Barr said. “To the extent that governors don’t and impinge on either civil rights or on the national commerce — our common market that we have here — then we’ll have to address that.”
“These are very, very burdensome impingements on liberty, and we adopted them, we have to remember, for the limited purpose of slowing down the spread, that is bending the curve,” Barr added. “We didn’t adopt them as the comprehensive way of dealing with this disease.”
Barr said he’s on board with Trump’s call to reopen businesses in the coming weeks.
“You can’t just keep on feeding the patient chemotherapy and say, well, we’re killing the cancer, because we were getting to the point where we’re killing the patient,” Barr said, “and now is the time that we have to start looking ahead and adjusting to more targeted therapies.”