Despite previously promising to ‘shut down the virus’ as cases hit the highest level since January despite the mask and vax mandates
Source: Daily Mail
Republicans wasted no time slamming Joe Biden after the flip-flopping president said ‘there is no federal solution’ to combatting COVID-19 on Monday.
The GOP, citing a comment Biden made in October 2020, released a tweet implying the president did an about-face on his commitment to battling the pandemic, which has come back with a vengeance with the highest amount of cases in a day since January – before vaccines were created.
‘BIDEN, TODAY: “There is no federal solution’ to COVID,”‘ the Republican National Committee tweeted.
‘BIDEN, 2020: “I’m going to shut down the virus.”‘
BIDEN, TODAY: “There is no federal solution” to COVID.— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) December 27, 2021
BIDEN, 2020: “I’m going to shut down the virus.” pic.twitter.com/3d1RaHRcyX
The president’s comments came as the CDC cut in half isolation restrictions for Americans who catch COVID from 10 to five days.
The restrictions come as several industries face staff shortages caused by the federal mandates and the administration’s failure to provide adequate testing.
Biden’s supporters quickly rushed to his defense, alleging Republicans took his remarks out of context.
‘This deceptively-edited clip put out by the RNC and several GOP members of Congress of Biden [sic] today creates the false impression that Biden is giving up on battling COVID,’ defense attorney Ron Filipkowski said. ‘This is a total lie’.
Filipkowski claimed the now-viral clip of Biden was ‘a total lie’ and edited to suggest he is ‘quitting on dealing with COVID and just throwing it to the states.’