McConnell blasts Bowser for restricting church services but allowing protests
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday went on the attack against Democrats using a familiar and comfortable ground for him, the First Amendment.
‚ÄúI have no criticism for the millions of Americans who peacefully demonstrated in recent days. Their cause is beyond righteous,‚ÄĚ the Kentucky Republican said on the Senate floor. ‚ÄúIt is the inconsistency from leaders that has been baffling,‚ÄĚ he added, singling out Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser for what he says is selectively allowing racial justice protests but not church services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
McConnell argued that restrictions on religious ceremonies are not consistent with allowing rallies and protests against police brutality in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody....
Madeline Holcombe wrote: .... In fact, the number of Covid-19 hospitalizations since Memorial Day has gone up in at least a dozen states: Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Kentucky‚ėÜ, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas and Utah.
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The simple matter is that many of these protests are not really controllable, perhaps church member should be flattered that the Governor thinks they're law-abiding enough that they'll take his advice.
Mitch McConnell as the senior Senator from Kentucky‚ėÜ should be pushing more for having protests limited then worrying about having church meetings restricted.