Attorney General Daniel Cameron joins lawsuit against Gov. Beshear

Posted at 3:10 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 07:26:10-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Attorney General Daniel Cameron held a press conference about First Amendment protections during the COVID-19 outbreak.

In March, Governor Andy Beshear strongly urged churches to suspend in-person services.

Tuesday, Attorney General Daniel Cameron asked that Governor Andy Beshear rescind the order to suspend in-person services.

Attorney General Cameron says that if that does not happen, he will file a lawsuit.

Cameron said Tuesday that he believes that the First Amendment of the Constitution protects churches, and that the current restrictions go against the Constitution. He says he believes that the churches can follow guidelines issued by the CDC.

Cameron says he has had conversations with religious leaders. He says his responsibility is to protect all Kentuckians’ rights to worship.

The Attorney General says that his office has sent letters to the Governor's office to help construct the orders that have been made, but has not heard back from the Governor's office.

Last month, Governor Beshear restricted non-essential travel outside Kentucky to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Now, Attorney General Cameron has reportedly joined a lawsuit filed by a Northern Kentucky woman against Governor Beshear.