(by C. Mitchell Shaw | The New American) – Even as the Biden administration continues its strong-arm approach to dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, Biden himself agreed with GOP governors during a Monday call that “there is no federal solution” to COVID, adding that the solution is “at the state level.”
Biden — who has never passed up an opportunity to use COVID as a leverage for more and more federal power — spoke by phone with the National Governors Association Monday about plans to address COVID, especially the Omicron variant. Arkansas Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson, who chairs the association, told Biden, “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,” adding, “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.”
Biden’s response would be surprising, were his tenure in the White House not already marked by publicly admitting things that he is not supposed to say. But, to be fair, it is one thing to tell a room full of reporters that he is “not supposed” to talk to them or to read, “end of message” at the bottom of his teleprompter. It is something altogether different to contradict his public narrative concerning COVID. And that is precisely what Biden did on Monday’s call, telling Hutchinson, “There is no federal solution. This gets solved at the state level.”
After that shocking admission against interest, Biden rambled for a bit about New Hampshire Republican Governor Chris Sununu, saying, “I’m looking at Governor Sununu on the board here. He talks about that a lot,” Biden said. “And it 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.”
Furthermore, his administration mandates masks in airports and on planes and other forms of public transport. He has raised the fines for those who do not comply.
That hardly resembles “There is no federal solution. This gets solved at the state level.” Read Full Article >