Former Vice President Joe Biden successfully turned the COVID-19 pandemic into a political weapon in the sense that he sold a promise to Americans that if they elect him, on day one in the White House he’ll end this madness once and for all — something he insisted President Donald Trump would never be capable of doing.
According to The Blaze, one the first steps Biden will take if his president-elect status holds will be to enforce a national mask mandate, even promising to bypass Republican state governors who would never sign on to such a plan.
On Monday, Biden announced the formation of his own 12-person COVID-19 task force and revealed that one of the first steps they’ll take in an attempt to regain some level of control over the virus will be to call on governors and other state health officials to take the necessary steps to mandate mask wearing, for everyone.
“If a governor declines, he’ll go to the mayors in the state and ask them to lead,” a senior Biden adviser reportedly told NBC News. “In many states, there is the capacity of mayors to institute mandates.”
Biden repeated his campaign talking point in which he reassured Americans that wearing a mask was essentially a patriotic duty and not meant to make one’s quality of life inconvenient.
“The goal of mask-wearing is not to make your life less comfortable or take something away from you. It’s to give something back to all of us: a normal life,” Biden said. “The goal is to get back to normal as fast as possible, and masks are critical to doing that. It won’t be forever.”
Another early phase of Biden’s plan will include forming a national testing program, even though America has led the world in testing for the virus, leaving other countries far behind in the numbers.
Biden spent months promising his supporters that only he had the answer to finally bring the virus under control, as he swore up and down that Trump was simply not capable of managing the virus like he could.
Now that his plans have been revealed, I can only imagine the sheer disappointment of being a Biden supporter and learning that his master strategy is nothing more than telling people to “wear a face mask” and “go get tested,” which is something we’ve all already heard for the past eight months.