Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) just finished being quarantined after testing positive for the coronavirus, yet he is whining about Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s strict pandemic measures that have worked to reduce the number of infections and deaths in the state.

Beshear’s response to the pandemic has been highly praised. Despite its success, churches are demanding to move forward with Easter services that would facilitate the spread of the virus and kill more people. So, Beshear is warning church-goers that their license plates will be recorded and they will face consequences if they violate social distancing and stay-at-home policies.

It’s certainly the right thing to do. After all, the state has a responsibility to protect public health, even if it means church services cannot be held as usual. Churches can still hold a service online. Our country can only get past this crisis sooner if everyone follows directions. But it appears churches are about to defy the recommendations of health professionals and the law to pack the pews, risking their lives and the lives of others in the process.

Rand Paul even complained about Beshear’s warning on Twitter.

Beshear is doing the right thing. Church leaders are the ones who need to take a step back. In fact, they need to stay home and tell their congregation to do the same. Everyone can worship from home just as they can at church. When this crisis ends, church can resume.

Twitter users slammed Paul for attacking the restrictions and reminded him that he went swimming in the Capitol pool shortly before testing positive for the virus himself. He also quarantined, which means he didn’t even go to church.

If Rand Paul feels so strongly about this, he should attend a packed church on Sunday. Chances are that he could get re-infected, and then maybe he will learn his lesson.

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