On Friday, Attorney General William Barr said that he thinks it's about time to "start rolling back" some of the coronavirus restrictions across the country.
“Now that the curve has been flattened, the rate of spread has been slowed, our system has not been overwhelmed and has time to adjust to the situation, it’s time to start rolling back some of these restrictions in an orderly and sensible way,” Barr said on Twitter.
Barr also noted that the Justice Department could potentially take legal action against any state or federal officials who resist. This comes after Barr appointed civil rights department head Eric Dreiband, and U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider of Michigan to oversee the actions of top Justice Department officials and attorneys earlier this week. They will be responsible for making sure state and local coronavirus restrictions don't go too far.
"The Constitution is not suspended in times of crisis," Barr added.
The number of unemployed Americans has skyrocketed - some 30.3 million filing in the past six weeks. After this coming weekend, the U.S. is expected to reopen more businesses, despite the increases in COVID-19 cases and deaths.
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