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Barr compares coronavirus lockdowns to slavery

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Barr compares coronavirus lockdowns to slavery

Barr compares coronavirus lockdowns to slavery

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday argued that coronavirus-related lockdown orders were the "greatest intrusion on civil liberties" in U.S. history "other than slavery."


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US Attorney General William Barr Compares COVID-19 Lockdowns to Slavery [Video]

US Attorney General William Barr Compares COVID-19 Lockdowns to Slavery

Attorney General William Barr made the comments on Wednesday while onstage for an event at Hillsdale College.

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