A Virginia sheriff has rejected a request by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to help enforce a mandatory lockdown on certain businesses in the northern part of the state. Culpepper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins announced on Tuesday that he would not enforce Northam’s partial lockdown order, which has already been rolled back from much of the state.
H/T: The Daily Wire
“Heads of law enforcement agencies in the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District were contacted today by the district health director, Dr. Wade Kartchner. The purpose was to request assistance on enforcement of Governor Northam’s Executive Order 61,” Jenkins said in a statement.
“My response to that request is that we will not trample the constitutional freedoms of our citizens to enforce an edict of the Governor. I do not speak for any of the other jurisdictions in the health district,” Jenkins said.
Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins rejects call by VA governor to enforce lockdown, cites Constitution— Neal Houston, Ph.D. 🇺🇲 ⭐⭐⭐ (@DrNealHouston) May 14, 2020
An influential Virginia sheriff has rejected a request from Northam’s admin to enforce the business lockdowns
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Virginia Gov Asks For Help Enforcing Continued Lockdown. Sheriff Says No Way. https://t.co/Jf9VgCMdRp— True Pundit (@true_pundit) May 16, 2020
Virginia sheriff Scott Jenkins refuses to enforce Governor Ralph Northam's unconstitutional lockdown. My wife and I have a son who is currently restricted to his apartment for the last seven weeks. Northam is a pathetic person. Thank you for supporting the Constitution Sheriff.— Dan (@FearThouNot) May 15, 2020
Ralph - you are such a damn hippocrite - and such a poser. Look at you handing out PPE - so proud to protect people, on the other hand want to lock up people, Sheriff Scott Jenkins has more integrity than you have ever shown. You are a pathetic joke. https://t.co/P4OZqEVN9p— Rick McKain (@gottomoveit) May 16, 2020