For the first time since the coronavirus was first detected in Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear did not give his daily briefing on Saturday. Instead, an estimated 1,000 protestors gathered at the state capitol to criticize the restrictions put in place to deal with the coronavirus.
Beshear addressed those protests on Sunday, when he resumed his briefings. He focused on the public figures who spoke at the rally and encouraged others to take off their masks or violate social distancing. The protest was attended by four Kentucky state representatives and one state senator, all Republicans. Rep. Savannah Maddox, a Republican from Dry Ridge, reportedly said she would not get a vaccine for the coronavirus.
“That’s just reckless,” Beshear said. “It’s OK to disagree, but if you are a leader that people listen to, be responsible in how you do it.”