|Fox & Friends Brian Kilmeade, Kayleigh McEnany|
Appearing on Fox & Friends Tuesday morning, the press secretary claimed she was not questioning the religious beliefs of the press corps when she said, “Boy, it is interesting to be in a room that desperately wants to see these churches and houses of worship stay closed.”
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“Many of our journalists are great men and women of faith — and differing faiths whether it be the Jewish faith, Christian faith, the Muslim faith,” McEnany said. “What I was saying is I was asked 11 questions as to why churches would be allowed to reopen. It was a bit peculiar to be asked these 11 questions in a row. And for the onus and the focus to be solely to be on why churches are essential, I’ve never been asked why a liquor store was essential. So I was merely pointing that out.”
The CDC has warned of increased risk for coronavirus transmission at worship services due to the size of gatherings and difficulty to maintain social distance. Liquor stores are widely seen by health experts to pose far less risk as patrons generally have an easier time social distancing.
McEnany went on stand by her scolding of the press for not asking “the real questions” of former President Barack Obama in relation to the Michael Flynn case.