Democratic nominee Joe Biden in a town hall appearance on Thursday night with CNN host Anderson Cooper declared that Attorney General William Barr’s remarks calling the coronavirus lockdowns the greatest civil liberties violation since slavery were “sick.”
“The attorney general said last night that lockdowns were the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in U.S. history, other than slavery,” Cooper began.
“Well, look, two things. One, what they have taken out of context is the present knowledge about the lockdown,” Biden responded.
“I was asked if, in fact, there was a national emergency, and every — all the experts said lock it down. We’re not talking about locking down the whole country,” Biden stated. “What we need, Anderson, we need a criteria