President Joe Biden never answers any of the hard questions. Maybe it’s because he knows he doesn’t really have to with a mostly complicit media — or he simply can’t.
Biden pointedly ignored a question about where the $2,000 stimulus checks he promised just weeks before are, the Daily Wire reported. The president previously made his pitch to voters that if the Democrats won the Senate, the checks would go “out the door immediately” — which still has yet to happen.
At a campaign event during the Georgia runoff elections last month, Biden used the promise as motivation to elect Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to U.S. Senate. “Their election will put an end to the block in Washington on that $2,000 stimulus check – that money will go out the door immediately to help people who are in real trouble,” Biden had told voters just last month.
Both Democrats won their races, creating a tie in the Senate that would be broken by Vice President Kamala Harris and effectively giving the party the majority vote. Currently, Congress is mulling a $1.9 trillion relief package that includes only a $1,400 direct payment, but nothing has been passed.
Fox News’ Peter Doocy lobbed his question about that promise at Biden Thursday after he’d wrapped up an event marking 50 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered in the U.S. in the last 37 days. “Mr. President, whatever happened to your promise from seven weeks ago that if Democrats flipped the Senate the checks were going out the door?” Doocy asked before Biden left the podium without bothering to acknowledge the question. He continued to ignore the question even after doubling back to grab his mask.
Democrat President Joe Biden refuses to answer Fox News reporter Peter Doocy’s question about his campaign promise that if Democrats won the Senate then $2,000 stimulus checks would “go out the door immediately.”
It’s been 7 weeks and Biden has failed to follow through. pic.twitter.com/Z7OUhJZOSJ
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) February 25, 2021
Before refusing to answer Doocy on another apparent lie, Biden had already repeated a favorite prevarication that former President Donald Trump didn’t have an effective plan to rollout the COVID-19 vaccine. “We are moving in the right direction, though, despite the mess with inherited from the previous administration, which left us with no real plan to vaccinate all Americans,” Biden said, according to The Hill.
Arguably, the only reason Biden even got elected was to do a better job fighting the coronavirus than his predecessor had done. Once in office, however, Biden and the media suddenly realized how much of containing a brand new virus is out of the administration’s hands. He broke that first promise, and now another by not getting the relief package passed and checks out to suffering citizens.
Biden’s administration is a mess, and the people who voted for him were duped. The problem with Democrats is that they will always pull a bait and switch on voters, but their allies in the media make sure as few people as possible ever notice that sleight of hand. However, these blunders may just be too big to hide.