Andy Beshear can’t hide from his treatment of religious institutions during the pandemic

RPK says Governor’s signature doesn’t erase his actions during the pandemic

Frankfort, Ky. (April 5, 2022) – The Republican Party of Kentucky issued the following statement after Governor Beshear signed House Bill 43, which requires houses of worship to be treated like other essential services during states of emergency.

“With this signature, Andy Beshear has suddenly decided churches are essential, hoping to cover for his actions towards religious institutions during the pandemic,” RPK communications director Sean Southard said. “Make no mistake: when Andy Beshear had a choice to treat churches as essential in the pandemic, he didn’t. He banned church gatherings and sent state troopers to track church-goers. He may hope voters are dumb, but he can’t rewrite history. Thanks to the Republicans in the General Assembly who led the charge for this legislation, no church will have to submit to the whims of Andy Beshear.”


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