Naomi Wolf, a former adviser to Bill Clinton during his reelection campaign, sounded an alarm about COVID-19 lockdowns during an appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Monday.
Wolf made her comments on the same day the U.S. surpassed 500,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Wolf was extremely critical of Joe Biden’s leadership and recently claimed on Twitter that his COVID-19 policies are making her regret her vote for him in the last election.
Wolf says the country is ‘moving into a coup situation, a police state’ due to all of the coronavirus restrictions.
‘That transcends everything that you and I might disagree or agree on,’ Wolf said to Carlson, owning up to the political divide between the two.
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During an appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Naomi Wolf warned of totalitarianism
‘That should bring together left and right to protect our Constitution.
‘Whether they are on the left or the right, they do these same 10 things and now we’re at something I never thought I would see in my lifetime … it is step 10 and that is the suspension of the rule of law and that is when you start to be a police state, and we’re here.
‘There is no way around it.’
Wolf repeatedly bemoaned what she views as a suspension of the constitution in favor of pandemic measures.
She believes Joe Biden’s lockdown measures to fight COVID-19 are getting out of hand
She said, ‘Lockdowns have never been done in society and really, we are turning into a of totalitarian state before everyone’s eyes.’
‘The state has now crushed businesses, kept us from gathering in free assembly to worship as the First Amendment provides, is invading our bodies … which is a violation of the Fourth Amendment, restricting movement, fining us in New York state … the violations go on and on,’ Wolf said.
Wolf also complained of the five-figure fines that can come as a result of hosting mass gatherings in New York.
Lockdown measures have left restaurants empty across the United States
Wolf believes the lockdown measuers are unconstitution and violate the First Amendment
She said ‘there is no real science underlying a lot of these closures.’
Science does show that mass gatherings, particularly indoors, increases the likelihood of virus spread, which is the point of lockdown measures.
Nevertheless, she compared the country’s restrictions to Italian fascism and said ‘a lot of us are kind of in culture shock’ about what is happening across the United States.
While she fears Biden’s policies, Wolf had particular reservations for the job New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is doing so far.
‘I know from history nobody gives up emergency powers’ Wolf said about Cuomo, who has continuously extended those powers during the pandemic.
Interestingly, state lawmakers are considering a bill to strip those powers from Cuomo, largely as a result from the nursing home scandal currently plaguing his administration.
Wolf claimed nothing about the Consitution allows it to be ignored during hard times, such as during a deadly pandemic.
Wolf previously served as an adviser to Bill Clinton’s 1996 reelection campaign
Before concluding her appearance on Fox News, Wolf left with a dire warning.
‘I really hope we wake up quickly because history also shows that it’s a small window in which people can fight back before it is too dangerous to fight back.’
While Wolf’s comments are controversial, she is no stranger to being in hot water.
During George W. Bush’s presidency, Wolf claimed that his administration was plotting a secret fascist takeover of the United States.
In 2019, Wolf learned during a live radio interview that critical facts in her book ‘Outrages’ were incorrect.
While she acknowledged the error, she continued to hold true to the thesis behind her book.
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The number of daily deaths is also trending down, though the country hit 500,000 on Monday
There is evidence that the Biden administration is turning the tide in the fight of the coronavirus pandemic.
Last week, the average amount of daily new COVID-19 cases in the country fell below 100,000 for the first time in months.
Nevertheless, the United States just hit a grim new milestone, reaching 500,000 deaths from the virus so far.
There have been 28,188,308 cases of coronavirus in the United States since the pandemic began.