On October 22, 2020, then-candidate Joe Biden vowed to “shut down the virus, not the country.“
14 months later, now-President Biden just admitted that there’s no ‘federal solution’ to the pandemic, and that it’s up to individual states to do what he promised.
“Look, there is no federal solution,” he said during a call with state governors. “This gets solved at state level … and that ultimately gets down to where the rubber meets the road, and that’s where the patient is in need of help — or preventing the need for help.”
“My message to the governors is simple: if you need something, say something. We’re going to have your back in any way we can,” Biden added.
This is an interesting remark to come from the guy who imposed, through OSHA, a federal vaccine mandate.
Is he admitting the policy is a failure?
Or is he just saying this in anticipation of the Supreme Court permanently striking down his vaccine mandate?
I’m going to guess it’s the latter. The New York Times reports that the Supreme Court will on January 7 be holding a special hearing on the legality of Biden’s OSHA mandate.
I think we can infer from Biden’s comments that his mandate doesn’t stand a chance.
Plus, there’s the fact that the Supreme Court almost immediately opted to hold a special hearing on the mandate after some federal court revived it.
What I infer from that is that the Supreme Court was happy with the rulings of the lower courts that struck down the mandate, but felt compelled to take matters into their own hands the moment a lower court decided it would pull some B.S. and reinstate the clearly illegal and obviously unconstitutional vaccine mandate.
We’re talking about a nationwide policy that has been imposed on hundreds of millions of people without a single vote taking place. No politician campaigned on imposing a vaccine mandate. It was not made law by Congress–in fact, the one time Congress did take a vote on the vaccine mandate, the Senate voted to overturn it.
The mandate is a massive abuse of power and everybody knows it, including Joe Biden himself. Which is why after he told governors that there was “no federal solution” to Covid, he grabbed his umbrella and left Washington for Delaware:
It’s a wrap, folks.
Keep in mind that as recently as September, Biden said that governors that weren’t doing what Fauci demanded needed to “get out of the way” and let the federal government tackle Covid:
Now he’s saying the exact opposite:
It really is something to behold.
The upshot of this new development is that Biden has now reneged on the central promise of his presidential campaign:
In 2020, every single Covid death–and every single new case, honestly–was hung around Trump’s neck.
Anyone who gets Covid, blame it on Trump.
Anyone who dies of Covid was in reality murdered in cold blood directly by Donald Trump.
Now he’s basically admitting defeat. He’s powerless to stop Covid.
There’s nothing more he can do.
Ed Asante points out that in light of Biden’s remarks today, it means that basically the entire 2020 election was debated on false premises: