Watch CNBC’s Sorkin and Santelli’s heated debate on restaurant restrictions.


CNBC’s Rick Santelli and Andrew Ross Sorkin engaged in a heated debate Friday over some of the restrictions placed on restaurants and the service sector during the pandemic. “You can’t tell me that shutting down, which is the easiest answer, is necessarily the only answer,” says Santelli said. “The difference between a big box retailer and a restaurant — or even a church — are so different it’s unbelievable,” CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin replied.