Gov. Tate Reeves Signals Mississippi Wouldn't Comply with a Biden National Lockdown

Gov. Tate Reeves Signals Mississippi Wouldn't Comply with a Biden National Lockdown


Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) on Thursday signaled that his state would not comply with a mandatory six-week national quarantine if former Vice President Joe Biden wins the presidential election.

“We’re not going to participate in a nation-wide lockdown,” Reeves stated during a coronavirus update in reference to a Biden adviser’s proclaimed that a national lockdown could help combat the virus.

Reeves lampooned the idea of a lockdown as “totally and completely beyond reasonableness” and warned it would cause economic damage.

“That’s not the way the economy works,” the governor said.

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Reeves then explained that Biden would lack the constitutional authority to force states to abide by a shutdown, saying: “We will certainly fight that if necessary.”

On Tuesday, Dr. Michael Osterholm, who sits on Biden’s coronavirus task force, suggested the idea of a nationwide lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Osterholm told MSNBC’s Morning Joe: “In the first

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