President Donald Trump appointed Kentucky Senator Rand Paul to a bipartisan congressional task force aimed at relaxing Wuhan flu restrictions in efforts to reopen the country’s economy.
Paul is one of several Republican senators tapped to be a part of the task force.
“I am pleased to be joining the bipartisan task force on reopening the economy,” Paul, declared in a statement on April 16, 2020. “Together with President Trump, we will get this economy roaring once again.”
“We need to let Americans get safely back to work and bring prosperity to this nation anew,” he continued.
Some other prominent names selected to be a part of the task force include Republican senators Kelly Loeffler of Georgia and Josh Hawley of Missouri in addition to Democratic senators Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Dick Durbin of Illinois.
Over 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment in the past few weeks. Of this large portion of unemployed Americans, 400,000 hail from Kentucky. Trump has made it clear that certain sectors of the economy must reopen sooner rather than later.
So far, there has been growing unrest in states like Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio. In the case of Kentucky, dozens of protesters rallied outside the Kentucky State Capitol demanding that Governor Andy Beshear relax restrictions on businesses that he implemented in order to confront the Wuhan virus.
When asked about the protesters’ demands to have businesses reopen their doors immediately in defiance of his orders, Beshear said on April 15 “that would cause the death of more Kentuckians.”
Paul has been one Trump’s strongest allies in his time in office.
Putting him on this team is a solid move, given Paul’s pro-business credentials and rationality when it comes to the size and scope of government.