Senate Passes Resolution to End Covid Emergency. Biden Says It Must Continue
by Veronika Kyrylenko
Reprinted with permission from NewAmerican.com
As Americans of all political affiliations are growing increasingly tired of the pandemic-related policies, the U.S. Senate passed a symbolic joint resolution Thursday calling for an end to the national emergency.
The resolution terminating the national emergency declared by the finding of the President on March 13, 2020 passed the Senate in a 48-47 vote. It was introduced by Senator Roger Marshall (R-Ky.) and was co-sponsored by Republican Senators Ron Johnson (Wis.), Ted Cruz (Texas), Rick Scott (Fla.), Rand Paul (Ky.), Mike Braun (Ind.), Mike Lee (Utah), and Steve Danes (Mont.).
“After nearly two years of living under this state of emergency, the American people are worn out and yearning to breathe free; they long for their God-given freedoms, and for leaders to take their side. There is no doubt, it’s time for our nation to learn to live with COVID,” said Senator Marshall in a statement following the vote.
On the Senate floor, the senator urged the Congress to “debate and ultimately repeal” the powers the federal government was granted thanks to the state of emergency, since such powers are “no longer needed.”
The senator quoted the recent Monmouth University poll that showed the overwhelming majority of the American public is ready to wind down the state of emergency in favor of a return to normalcy with the understanding that COVID will become a “part of their life.”
In addition to that, a Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) survey published late January showed the fatigue about the pandemic affected most Americans: Seventy-five percent of respondents described themselves as “tired” of the pandemic, including 74 percent of Democrats, 72 percent of Republicans, and 80 percent of Independents. Read Full Article >