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US attorney general in hot water for ‘God-awful’ comments comparing coronavirus lockdown to slavery – SBS News

Veteran House lawmaker James Clyburn described Bill Barr’s comments as “ridiculous” and “tone deaf”, saying slavery was not about saving lives, it was about dev…



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US Attorney General Bill Barr has faced criticism after saying coronavirus lockdown measures were the “greatest intrusion” on American civil liberties “other than slavery”.
Mr Barr, one of President Donald Trump’s staunchest allies, made the comment on Wednesday as he hit out at tough lockdown measures instituted in some states, many led by Democratic governors.
“You know, putting a national lockdown, stay-at-home orders, is like house arrest,” Mr Barr said during an appearance at Hillsdale Co…

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