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Barr under fire over comparison of virus lock-in to slavery

1 month ago   |   By Star Tribune

Attorney General William Barr drew sharp condemnation Thursday for comparing lockdown orders during the coronavirus pandemic to slavery.
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Barr calls coronavirus lockdowns ‘greatest intrusion' on civil liberties since slavery

Barr calls coronavirus lockdowns ‘greatest intrusion' on civil liberties since slavery

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

WASHINGTON - Attorney General William Barr suggested the idea of lockdowns to combat coronavirus were the “greatest intrusion on civil liberties” in history “other than slavery.”
Barr made the controversial statement Wednesday night minutes after taking aim at his own Justice Department, criticizing prosecutors for behaving as “headhunters” in their pursuit of prominent targets during political probes. The comments came during a speech at Hillsdale College in Michigan.
“You know, putting a national lockdown, stay at home orders, is like house arrest,” Barr said. “Other than slavery, which...
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Barr Blasts His Own Prosecutors: 'All Power Is Vested In The Attorney General'

Barr Blasts His Own Prosecutors: 'All Power Is Vested In The Attorney General'

1 month ago   |   By NPR

In remarks Wednesday, the attorney general also said restrictions imposed during the coronavirus are "the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history" since slavery.
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Pulitzer-Winning Historian Dismantles William Barr's COVID-19 Lockdown Claims

Pulitzer-Winning Historian Dismantles William Barr's COVID-19 Lockdown Claims

1 month ago   |   By The Huffington Post

The attorney general said lockdowns are “the greatest intrusion on civil liberties” other than slavery. Jon Meacham pointed out why it's not true.
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Attorney General Bill Barr said coronavirus lockdowns were 'the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history' since slavery

Attorney General Bill Barr said coronavirus lockdowns were 'the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history' since slavery

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Attorney General Bill Barr likened coronavirus lockdowns to slavery at a talk to a private conservative college on Wednesday.
Speaking at at Hillsdale College's Constitution Day Event, Barr was asked to explain the "constitutional hurdles for forbidding a church from meeting during COVID-19," according to CNN. Hillsdale College is located in Michigan, but the annual event takes place in Washington, DC.
CNN reported that Barr then launched into a four-minute answer, whereby he said that coronavirus lockdowns were the greatest infringement of rights since slavery.
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