A sheriff in Washington state is now refusing to enforce Democrat Governor Jay Inslee’s lockdown orders because he believes they are “unconstitutional” and violate citizen’s rights.
Sheriff Adam Fortney explained his decision in a lengthy Facebook book post:
As The Daily Mail reports:
Fortney said that after watching the address he was ‘left to wonder if [Inslee] even has a plan’.
‘To be quite honest I wasn’t even sure what he was trying to say half of the time. He has no plan. He has no details,’ the sheriff wrote…
He said he’d wanted to defy the stay-at-home order two weeks ago but ‘decided to wait out of respect for the Governor and my own misguided hope that each day he did a press conference he would say something with some specificity on getting Washington back to work’…
Fortney mentioned that other sheriffs in Washington will not be enforcing the stay-at-home order but did not say which ones.
Though Fortney seems to currently make his stand against the Governor’s orders alone, for now, it may not stay that way for long. Attorney General William Barr recently announced that he “would not rule out” legal action against states he felt were violating Americans’ civil liberties.