Sen. McConnell condemns First Amendment ‘double standard’ for churches

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that a “constitutionally dubious” double standard is being applied to religious communities and protestors during a Senate session on Tuesday.

“I have no criticism for the millions of Americans who peacefully demonstrated in recent days. Their cause is beyond righteous,” said McConnell. “It is the inconsistency from leaders that has been baffling.”

The senator said that while he supports the recent large protests and the goals they seek, there is also “a different pressing problem that concerns Americans’ Constitutional rights.”

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