Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) took to Twitter on Friday to complain about the measures being taken in Kentucky to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
According to Paul, Christians should get a special pass come Easter Sunday so they can attend church if they so wanted to.
Paul criticized the state’s decision to take down license plates of people who leave their homes to attend church on Sunday.
Taking license plates at church? Quarantining someone for being Christian on Easter Sunday? Someone needs to take a step back here.
Kentucky Governor Announces Plan to Record License Plates of Easter Church Goers and Force Them to Quarantine for 14 Days https://t.co/z7U42liQRh
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) April 11, 2020
Paul himself is recovering from the virus as he tested positive.
People on Twitter weren’t thrilled with Paul’s complaints and called him out for it. Here are some of the responses:
You literally spent a week wandering around the Senate building while waiting for your POSITIVE test result, endangering countless fellow legislators, staff and members of the public.
You're definitely not one to lecture anybody else on responsibility.
— Pé (@4everNeverTrump) April 11, 2020
It is almost like you don't know that almost 20,000 have already died. 🤔 pic.twitter.com/GZiZz7AGWv
— ✿♥ ƗŞŁΔŇĐ 🏝 ǤƗŘŁ ♥✿ (@IslandGirlPRV) April 11, 2020
Swim in the senate pool while waiting for your test results because personal responsibility, Amiright?
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) April 11, 2020
If libertarians were in charge during this pandemic…we'd all be dead. End of story.
— Paul Wu-Tang Clan (@PaulWuster) April 11, 2020
They are not being quarantined for being Christian.
They are being quarantined for being stupid and gathering in crowds during a fucking pandemic.
— lisastark35 (@lisastark351) April 11, 2020
This, from the man who cavorted with GOP Senators and swam in the Senate pool *after* deciding there was enough risk that he might be infected to get himself tested.
He's the one who needs to take a step back. https://t.co/TKJpiGtfx8
— Monty 🇺🇸Flatten The Curve🇺🇸 Boa (@MontyBoa99) April 11, 2020
Health care workers are profiles in courage.
Rand Paul and his fellow hive larvae are profiles in psychosis.
— Jason Argonaut (@JasonArgonaut7) April 11, 2020
Type in Russian he might understand it better.
— Amoses (@Its_Amoses) April 11, 2020
What part of “STAY THE F—K AT HOME” do you not understand?https://t.co/WtOmrjVi5U
— Adam Rifkin 🐼 (@ifindkarma) April 11, 2020
Being Christian, they should #StayTheFHome to help save lives.
— Paulette Feeney (@PauletteParis1) April 11, 2020
Yeah, I'm going to take advice from a guy who tested positive and went swimming and into crowds for a week
— carl lance ferret jr (@butterdaboi) April 11, 2020