By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr drew sharp condemnation Thursday for comparing lockdown orders during the coronavirus pandemic to slavery. In remarks Wednesday night at Hillsdale College in Michigan, Barr had called the lockdown orders the 'greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history' since slavery. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., the No. 3 House Democratic leader, told CNN that Barr's remarks were 'the most ridiculous, tone-deaf, God-awful things I've ever heard' because they wrongly equated human bondage with a measure aimed at saving lives. 'Slavery was not about saving lives. It was about devaluing […]
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