Republican Senators Ask Trump to Withhold Coronavirus Aid from States That Keep Churches Closed

Utah Sen. Mike Lee speaks during a panel discussion on criminal justice reform at the Google office in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 1, 2016. | (Photo: The Christian Post/Samuel Smith)

A group of Republican U.S. senators have asked President Donald Trump to withhold COVID-19 relief from states that wrongfully keep churches closed amid the pandemic.

In an official letter sent out to the president last week, the senators explained that there were “many state and local government leaders” that were violating religious freedom.