Independent Michigan Rep. Justin Amash ripped a proposal from top White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci that would require Americans to carry “certificates of immunity” to prove they don’t have coronavirus.
“So police and government officials can stop us wherever we go and demand to see our papers?” Amash tweeted. “How about no.”
So police and government officials can stop us wherever we go and demand to see our papers?
How about no. https://t.co/WCMMyaa6iq
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) April 10, 2020
Fauci said during a CNN interview Friday that Americans may soon be forced to carry papers to prove they are immune to the virus. (RELATED: FLASHBACK: Jan. 21: Fauci Says Coronavirus ‘Not A Major Threat’ To U.S.)
“You know, that’s possible. It’s one of those things that we talk about when we want to make sure that we know who the vulnerable people are and not — this is something that’s being discussed. I think it might actually have some merit under certain circumstances,” he said.
The federal government and state governments across the country have increasingly used the virus to clamp down on Americans’ civil liberties, ordering businesses and churches to close, and demanding that people stay in their homes. Attorney General Bill Barr sounded the alarm Thursday on the “draconian” coronavirus restrictions that have been put in place throughout the country, and called for them to be lifted soon.
“We have to be very careful to make sure this, that the draconian measures that are being adopted are fully justified, and there are not alternative ways of protecting people,” Barr told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham.