SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — In deeply conservative eastern Washington state, a prominent state lawmaker kicked out of his Republican Party caucus labels the coronavirus as a foreign bio-weapon, accuses Marxists of using the pandemic to advance totalitarianism and rails against lockdown restrictions imposed by the Democratic governor.
A California teleconference last week to consider sport fishing limits in rural areas unprepared to handle influxes of anglers descended into chaos — with callers branding state officials as “fascists” and declaring it was time to “make fishing great again.”
Across the U.S., elected officials from Pennsylvania to Oklahoma suspicious of big government and outraged with orders to close churches, gun stores and other businesses deemed non-essential insist that the public health response is being used as an excuse to trample constitutional rights.
(WWJ) Large and raucous crowds showed up in Michigan’s capital Wednesday for what organizers are calling “Operation Gridlock.”
People — in their cars, on sidewalks, lawns and on the Capitol steps — are gathered to protest Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order. Organizers of the rally want some of the restrictions eased, and the state economy re-started.
WWJ Newsradio 950’s Charlie Langton reported it appeared thousands of people were in attendance; the lineup of cars for the protest extended for miles outside of Lansing.
— Charlie Langton (@charlielangton) April 15, 2020