!!! Attorney General William Barr slammed the hundreds of Justice Department prosecutors working beneath him on Tuesday, equating them to preschoolers, in a defense of his own politically tuned decision making in the Trump administration. cnn.com/2020/09/16/pol…
There’s even more: Addressing the Hillsdale College audience, the event’s host asked Barr to explain the “Constitutional hurdles for forbidding a church from meeting during Covid-19.”
“You know, putting a national lock down, stay at home orders, is like house arrest. Other than slavery, which was a different kind of restraint, this is the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history,” Barr said as a round of applause came from the crowd.
Here’s more from Barr: “Most of the governors do what bureaucrats always do, which is they...defy common sense,” Barr said, adding, “they treat free citizens as babies that can’t take responsibility for themselves and others.”

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