By Duncan Smith
What is it about the Left that they want the country to remain locked down from coronavirus and Americans’ constitutional rights suppressed by tyrannical governors — especially churches?
That’s a question White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany asked the Democrat-aligned media on Friday during a press conference.
She needled reporters, saying she found it interesting to be in a room with people who are employed thanks to the same First Amendment that ostensibly guarantees freedom of religion.
“Boy, it’s interesting to be in a room that desperately wants to seem to see these churches and houses of worship stay closed,” she said.
Media types wanted to know more about why President Donald Trump would dare to declare that houses of worship should be reopened despite the coronavirus pandemic, warning governors that he would have them overridden if they failed to do so.
“I think we can all hope this Sunday people are allowed to pray to their gods across the country,” she said, referencing the Memorial Day holiday.
“That is a good thing. And I would also note detailed guidance in here about the way you can clean your facility, promote social distancing, so this is something we should all look at and be thankful that we are encouraging safe communities to reopen in a safe way. We will need it for parishes to open in a safe fashion,” she continued.
She added that churches should nonetheless reopen in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
“The president is clear he wants churches to reopen and do it safely,” she said. “He wants them to do it in accordance with guidance, laid out details and it’s posted so you can take a look through it. He wants to see the churches open in a safe fashion.”
It never ceases to amaze us how the Left-wing media can be so hypocritically selective in how and when the First Amendment is applied, as though the founders wrote it only to favor certain political views and ideologies.