Stop the presses!
Biden, who has spent much of his presidency amassing as much power for the federal government as possible, has actually just admitted an astonishing truth …
That the federal government has “no solution” for the pandemic.
That’s right: Biden actually demonstrated express agreements with state governments that have long been saying the exact same thing.
Even more humorously, Biden’s response emerges during a discussion with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, who questioned the relative role of the federal government compared to the state’s in distributing COVID tests.
“One word of concern or encouragement for your team is that as you look towards federal solutions that will help alleviate the challenge, make sure that we do not let federal solutions stand in the way of state solutions …
The production of 500 million rapid tests that will be distributed by the federal government is great, but obviously that dries up the supply chain for the solutions that we might offer as governor.” [Source: Fox News]
Needless to say, Biden’s abrupt response was not exactly what anyone was expecting. Not only was it quite succinct, but also plainly truthful.
“There is no federal solution. This gets solved at the state level.” [Source: Fox News]
Amen! Who could have imagined the day that Biden would not only acknowledge state authority, but also underscore states’ autonomy over federal authoritarianism?
However, it is clear that the powers that be were not a fan of Biden’s response, which is rather evident in Biden’s subsequent interaction with COVID response coordinator Jeff Zients.
“I want to thank the governors for their partnership and I mean that sincerely. With that I will turn it back over to Jeff and I understand you guys might have some questions. Jeff?” [Source: Fox News]
Zients, who appeared eager for Biden to take calls with governors away from the eyes of the press, instantly agreed, adding that he would clear all reporters before Biden started further dialogue with other governors.
“Good. I think we are going to clear the press first.” [Source: Fox News]
Translation: We don’t need the press hearing anymore truths from the president, especially regarding individual state freedoms.
Then again, perhaps Biden is finally waking up to the fact that federal solutions supersede states’ rights, which may well be why he admitted “no federal solution” exist to the pandemic.
Just consider the written commentary from Federal Judge Stan Baker, who recently struck down mandate for federal contractors.
“The Court acknowledges the tragic toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has wrought throughout the nation and the globe … However, even in time of crisis this Court must preserve the rule of law and ensure that all branches of government act within the bounds of their constitutionally granted authorities …
[The government’s] strong interest in combating the spread of [COVID-19]’ … does not permit the government to ‘act unlawfully even in the pursuit of desirable ends.” [Source: Breitbart]
Looks like someone in the Biden administration is likely starting to realize the consequences of significant governmental overreach.
This realization is especially acute when accounting for that fact that 27 states and multiple businesses are presently suing the administration over vaccine mandates, which in turn has led to an emergency Supreme Court session to start off 2022, all to deliberate the relative constitutionality (or lack thereof) of the Biden administration’s sweeping mandates.
Meanwhile in the isolated office of the vice president, Kamala Harris continues to flounder about ineffectually, this time having the gall to claim that the Biden administration is currently “on” the ongoing supply chain chaos at the ports in ultra-woke California.
Needless to say, the CEO of Goya, Robert Unanae, was less than impressed by Harris’s rather brazen claims regarding the ports, and he flatly labeled her commentary as “fake news.”
“Fake news. The ports are still clogged. If you go along the New Jersey Turnpike through Newark Airport, there are thousands of containers stacked up because we consume, we’re not exporters. We need to manufacture. That’s one of the things we’re trying to do. We’re investing $80 million in Texas and around the U.S. and Puerto Rico to manufacture. Within a nanosecond of this socialist agenda taking office, they undid with 48 executive orders all the accomplishments of the Trump administration.” [Source: Breitbart]
Fortunately, however, the Biden administration was not unable to undue all the judge appointments complete by Trump, though the administration would clearly be dying to do so if possible.
After all, Trump-appointed judges are the ones justifiably shooting down Biden’s dreadful mandates, illustrating yet another gift that greatest president in modern history left behind for his beloved nation.
Author: Ofelia Thornton