WV Gov. Justice blasts ‘let us play’ protestors, continues call for a return to school

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTRF) –On Friday, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice stopped in the middle of reading the 73 latest deaths in West Virginia, to address a small group of protestors, taking part in a “Let Us Play” rally outside the Capitol.

It’s completely terrible to think that we can’t understand that I’ve just read the 1,500th name and I’ve still got 54 more names to read today. We don’t go back to school until the 19th or later, what in the world could we possibly be doing to be out there trying to say we want to play ball right now? I mean how smart could that possibly be? They can yell and bark at the moon all they want, but I can tell you without any question, we’re doing the right thing here. Do we really and truly need to be worried about sports when we’re not even in school?

Gov. Jim Justice

After finishing the list of deaths, now totaling 1,554, Justice posed a questions.

Isn’t it enough? For those out there who still believe that this thing isn’t real, for those out there that believe you shouldn’t be wearing a mask, for those out there that believe you shouldn’t take the vaccine, for those out there who are encouraging children to come and chant ‘let us play’, what’s it going to take?

Gov. Jim Justice

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