Barr says calls for coronavirus lockdown are the 'greatest intrusion on civil liberties' other than slavery in US history - 2020-09-17

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F203.png Barr says calls for coronavirus lockdown are the 'greatest intrusion on civil liberties' other than slavery in US history September 17, 2020, Katelyn Polantz, CNN

(CNN) Attorney General William Barr suggested on Wednesday that the calls for a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus were the "greatest intrusion on civil liberties" in history "other than slavery."

The comments came minutes after he slammed the hundreds of Justice Department prosecutors working beneath him, equating them to preschoolers, in a defense of his own politically tuned decision making in the Trump administration.

Addressing a Constitution Day celebration hosted by Hillsdale College, the event's host asked Barr to explain the "constitutional hurdles for forbidding a church from meeting during Covid-19."

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