MS Gov Vows To Defy Any Lockdown Order By Biden

The Hill reports:

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) said his state will not comply with a mandatory six-week national quarantine should President-elect Joe Biden try to enforce one when he enters office.

“We’re not going to participate in a nationwide lockdown,” Reeves said during a Facebook Live COVID-19 update on Thursday, citing a Biden adviser’s suggestion that a collective effort to quell the coronavirus for longer than a month could prove successful.

The state has reported a growing number of hospitalizations related to COVID-19, with the health department tweeting Wednesday, “Hospitalizations for COVID-19 are on track toward the crisis level we saw this summer.”