White House Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany describes the precautions put in place by states to limit the spread of the coronavirus, especially during the holiday period, ‘Orwellian’.
During an appearance on Fox & Friends Wednesday morning McEnany was asked by co-host Steve Doocy about “suggestions and guidelines” from some governors that residents not gather in large groups when celebrating Thanksgiving.
“I think a lot of the guidelines you’re seeing are Orwellian,” McEnany said.
“The American people know how to protect their health. We’ve dealt with Covid for many months,” she continued. “But it’s Orwellian in a place like Oregon to say, ‘If you gather in numbers more than six, we might come to your house and arrest you, and you get 30 days of jail time.’ That’s not the American way. We don’t lose our freedom in this country. We make responsible health decisions as individuals.”
This coming from the same White House who essentially told the states at the beginning of the pandemic that they are on their own when it comes fighting the spread of the coronavirus.
Asked about that McEnany said, “Yeah, of course. It’s up to every state to do what they want to do, but there are consequences for those states. The American people “are a freedom-loving people. We can make good decisions. We can wash our hands, wear masks, socially distance. But we can also decide in our own personal domicile, our own home, whether we can have our family members present at any given time. That is the American way. That is freedom.”
This as the country recorded over 160,000 cases on Tuesday. It was the 12th consecutive day the country recorded more than 100,000 cases. That brings the total number to over 11 million and 248,707 deaths.