GOP governor should be polygraphed on his claim he didn’t know asymptomatic people could spread COVID-19: Ex-prosecutor
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is campaigning for governor (Facebook)

On Thursday, former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner suggested that Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) should submit to a polygraph for his claim that he didn't know until now that the novel coronavirus could be spread by people with no symptoms of the disease.

Kemp made the claim as he comes under fire for not acting quicker to issue a shelter-in-place order for the state of Georgia, where mayors in several cities acted to impose lockdowns before the governor stepped in, and where a rural community is now experiencing a devastating outbreak that has been traced back to a funeral.

Contrary to Kemp's claim, experts have been warning for months that the disease can spread with no symptoms, including officials at the CDC, which is headquartered in Georgia.