Most of the mainstream media declared former Vice President Joe Biden the president-elect over the weekend and it appears as if Biden and his team are not wasting any time in their preparations for what they’ll do if they end up in the White House in January.
According to Breitbart, Biden is apparently ready to open fire with a number of day-one executive orders aimed at reversing a number of President Donald Trump’s policies, even reportedly ordering his team to determine how to best leverage the “executive power” of his new position.
Biden will reportedly tackle the hot-button immigration-related executive orders launched by the Trump administration early in his first term. Those orders deal with travel bans, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) plan and reuniting immigrant families with children who were separated at the border.
The former vice president will also likely announce American backing for the World Health Organization, an organization that Trump slammed repeatedly given their stance on the COVID-19 pandemic. Biden will also likely take America back into the membership ranks of the Paris Climate Accord, given Democrats’ insistence that climate change is an “existential threat” to the nation.
Biden might soon be forced to walk back his harsh criticism in 2019 of the executive power of the Oval Office, given that the U.S. Senate is likely to remain under Republican control once two key races are decided in a Georgia runoff election early next year.
“Come on, executive orders are basically menus to abuse the power of the presidency,” Biden told an Iowa audience last November, while ripping his numerous opponents at the time for threatening to use a number of executive orders on day one of their presidencies.
Should Republicans win the Georgia runoff races and retain the Senate, Biden will likely have no other option than to wield his executive powers if he has any hopes of following through with countless promises made to his supporters in the run-up to the 2020 election.
According to CBS News, Biden is also expected to use an executive order to put a temporary moratorium on deportations of illegal immigrants while his future administration reviews Trump’s revamped system.
One way or another, Biden seems intent on instituting radical changes for America, most of which will meet harsh resistance by the president’s supporters and his allies in the halls of Congress.