A "Liberate Minnesota" protest at the Governor's residence on April 17, 2020.

A "Liberate Minnesota" protest at the Governor's residence on April 17, 2020.

Though the numbers are relatively small, men and women have gathered at statehouses around the country to oppose their governors’ responses to coronavirus, and the social distancing laws being used to combat the public health crisis.

Their message has gotten support from some powerful people, including President Trump, himself.

Who are these protestors? How coordinated are they? And who is funding their efforts?

Diane asked Jane Coaston, senior political reporter at Vox. She focuses on conservatism and the American right.

They spoke Thursday afternoon.

Guests

  • Jane Coaston Senior political report focusing on conservatism and the American Right, Vox

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