Joe’s Flip-Flops On Masks Mandate: First, National Mask Mandate. Then No, Would Be Unconstitutional. Now Yes, “From Executive Standpoint”. What?
Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden is like an aging grandfather who tells a lot of stories but each time they are told the details change, as he forgets what he said last time.
Joe has been all over the map since weighing in in the virus back in March.
His statements remind me of how the Obama/Biden administration flopped around on the DACA executive order. After Obama admitted in several speeches and interviews that he could not just arbitrarily give the kids brought into our country illegally deportation protection, eventually, he did it anyway.
Watch Joe do the same thing concerning mandating masks.
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As part of the Biden COVID-19 plan, the team included a national mask mandate as part of his plan to combat the virus.
As the US started to flatten the curve and areas of the country started to re-open, the tension over the mandated mask-wearing heated up.
In June, when asked about using federal leverage to issue the mandate, Biden said, “Yes, I would from an executive standpoint, yes, I would.”
However, he backtracked in September, proclaiming himself as a Constitutionalist and adding, “You can’t do things the Constitution doesn’t allow you the power to do.”
“I don’t think constitutionally they could, so I wouldn’t issue a mandate,” he said:
Days later, at CNN’s town hall, Biden concluded that he would have the authority to implement a mask mandate and enforce it on federal land but added, “I cannot mandate people wearing masks. … I would call every governor in the country into the White House, say, you should be putting mandates out.”
In an October 7 tweet, Biden declared that he would, as president, “implement nationwide mask mandates”:
Speaking to WISN-ABC on Tuesday, Biden criticized President Donald Trump’s response to the Chinese coronavirus.
“Take responsibility. This president says it’s not his responsibility. The federal government’s role is [to] have a national response to tackle this national pandemic. But Donald Trump took no responsibility, failed and continues to fail to do that,” Biden said, accusing Trump of “downplaying” the virus and not having a plan.
“I put my plan out in March. You can read it all online, go to JoeBiden.com and it starts with a mask mandate nationwide,” Biden told the outlet:
So there you have it, I think.
Joe Biden started with a national mask mandate in March, in September said he could not implement a national mask mandate, but in October has magically figured out to put in a national mask mandate after all.
It only gets worse though, Joe said last week, during the ABC News town hall event in Philadelphia, that he remained open to mandating a coronavirus vaccine.
“It depends on the state of the nature of the vaccine when it comes out and how it’s being distributed,” Biden said, adding, “But I think that we should be talking about, depending on the continuation of the spread of the virus, we should be thinking about making it mandatory.”
Come on America, VOTE (R) down ticket and don’t give flip flopping Joe the opportunity to mandate masks or vaccines.