Barnes mute on deadline for answer to mandamus petition

Becky Barnes, health administrator for Hamilton County, Tenn., today declines to file an answer at chancery court in the county courthouse. Her deadline was 4 p.m. to defend her role in the CV-19 shipwreck of constitutional government, but no answer is forthcoming after 30 days. The case is in the hands of the supreme court in Nashville. Gov. Lee’s 30-day deadline is Thursday.