CNA Staff, Jun 9, 2020 / 11:30 am
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that a "constitutionally dubious" double standard is being applied to religious communities and protestors during a Senate session on Tuesday.
"I have no criticism for the millions of Americans who peacefully demonstrated in recent days. Their cause is beyond righteous," said McConnell. "It is the inconsistency from leaders that has been baffling."
The senator said that while he supports the recent large protests and the goals they seek, there is also "a different pressing problem that concerns Americans' Constitutional rights."
It has become "clear," he said, that there is a "double standard" present in society: large protests are both allowed and praised, but many Americans are not presently allowed to go to religious services or run their small businesses as a precaution against spreading the coronavirus.