Attorney General William Barr’s criticism of modern-day "threats" to the Constitution, including the coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement, was controversial based on interpretation, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson said Thursday night.
In Michigan on Wednesday, Barr publicly suggested that coronavirus lockdowns were the “greatest intrusion on civil liberties” since slavery and that the Black Lives Matter movement was using Black Americans as “props.”
“I know how deeply he cares about people and particularly about Black lives,” Carson said.
“If we continue to shut down the economy, continue to shut down people's ability to make a living, we will create a situation that is extremely difficult to rectify,” Carson explained.
Regarding the attorney general’s comments on Black Lives Matter, Carson said he agrees with the sentiment Barr put forth and encouraged the public to research what the movement really advocates.