It is all hands on deck for the Trump administration in trying to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
There isn’t one stone the administration won’t leave unturned to beat back this viral outbreak.
And William Barr announced one crime linked to coronavirus that you won’t believe.
The Trump administration and state governments across the country instituted social distancing guidelines to limit in person interactions to break the chain of coronavirus transmissions.
Americans are hunkering down in hopes that staying home for 15 days can “stop the spread.”
But there are always bad actors in society.
The Justice Department under the direction of Attorney General William Barr released a memo claiming the authority to charge individuals that “purposefully” spread coronavirus with terrorism.
POLITICO exclusively reports:
In a memo to top Justice Department leaders, law enforcement agency chiefs and U.S. Attorneys across the country, Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen said prosecutors and investigators could come across cases of “purposeful exposure and infection of others with COVID-19.”
“Because Coronavirus appears to meet the statutory definition of a ‘biological agent’… such acts potentially could implicate the Nation’s terrorism-related statutes,” Rosen wrote. “Threats or attempts to use COVID-19 as a weapon against Americans will not be tolerated.”
This harsh memo asserted authorities that concerned many Americans.
In times of great crisis, leaders often execute power grabs they could never otherwise get away with under normal conditions.
Donald Trump has resisted this temptation.
The President hasn’t ordered a nationwide lockdown.
President Trump resisted the call to employ the Defense Production Act to nationalize industry and turn America into Venezuela.
The President hasn’t federalized the national guard and cordoned off major cities to prevent residents of coronavirus hot spots to prevent an exodus from major metropolitan areas that would only seed communities across the country with the infection.
However, Attorney General Barr does not appear to be following President Trump’s example of statesmanship.
Many Americans are wondering what constitutes the definition of “purposefully spreading” coronavirus.
There are many cases where individuals are asymptomatic and have no idea they are infected.
Threatening to charge Americans with terrorism is another action taken by some elected officials and law enforcement that are undermining the Constitution.
In Los Angeles County the sheriff is closing gun stores as part of Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom’s “stay at home” order.
Virginia’s Democrat Governor Ralph Northam is threatening to throw Christians in jail if they attend religious services attended by more than ten people.
In many American states, cities and towns the values that define the nation are being stamped out with no dissenting voices being heard.
Donald Trump has fought this instinct and offered a measured set of policies that help stop the spread of the outbreak, but run concurrent with America’s Constitution.
Some Trump supporters are worried Attorney General Barr deviated from that path.
Conservative Revival will keep you up to date on any new developments in the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.