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AG Bill Barr Says That the Current Social Distancing Measures are “Draconian”

William Barr has never made much of an attempt to hide his partisan leanings. He originally was placed into his position as Attorney General after “auditioning” for Donald Trump with an opinion piece in the Washington Post.

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The country’s chief lawyer has also used his position to defend Trump in every way. On Wednesday night, he continued his defense of the President, but had heavy criticism COVID-19 response. The Attorney General went as far to say that the social distancing measures were draconian.

Appearing on Fox News, the Attorney General said that the current measures were “draconian.” He also noted that “we should allow people to adapt more than we have, & not just tell people to go home and hide under their bed.”

Barr, while upset about the government’s recent actions, made sure people knew it wasn’t a criticism of the President. “I am concerned that we not get into the business of declaring everything an emergency & then using these kinds of sweeping, extraordinary steps,” he said. “But given where we were back in March, I think the president made the right decision.”

The Attorney General also used extreme language to describe physician’s concern over using hydroxychloroquine without clinical trials. He lamented, “snarky, gotcha questions from the White House media pool.” He continued, “As soon as he said something positive about it, the media‚Äôs been on a jihad to discredit the drug.”

Watch Barr’s full interview with Laura Ingraham here:



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