South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem called on President Joe Biden to put an end to all federal COVID-19 mandates after he admitted that there is “no federal solution,” to the pandemic earlier this week.
“After a year, we finally agree @potus. The federal government isn’t the solution. That’s why from the start, SD took a different approach by trusting our citizens to be responsible and make the right decisions for themselves & their families. Now rescind all the federal mandates,” Noem tweeted on Tuesday.
Noem’s request came after Biden’s comment of a non-existent federal solution during a virtual meeting with the nation’s governors.
The South Dakota governor had previously criticized Biden over his dire comments ahead of Christmas that told unvaccinated Americans they would be “looking at a winter of severe illness and death for yourselves, your families, and the hospitals you may soon overwhelm.”
Noem argued, “America needs hope and leadership from Biden. Not fear and dire predictions.”
Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton also called on Biden to end his tyrannical mandates after making the admission.
“When Joe Biden says ‘there is no federal solution,’ he’s trying to avoid blame for his incompetence,” Cotton tweeted on Monday. “If he really believes this, he should rescind his unconstitutional federal mandates.”
“There’s no federal solution, but the fed government can help by securing the border, approving safe treatments & tests, and appointing competent leaders at the FDA & CDC,” Cotton also tweeted.
“Biden opened the border, botched testing, and outsourced CDC’s guidance to the teachers’ unions,” he argued.
Critics on both ends of the political spectrum tore Biden to pieces on Monday following his statement – pointing out Biden’s long history of claiming he would bring the country out of the pandemic.
Christina Pushaw, press secretary for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, posted a montage of Biden’s statements saying that he would “shut down the virus,” concluding with his statement from Monday.
“What a difference a year makes,” Pushaw commented.
The GOP also called out Biden for his change in messaging.
“Joe Biden claimed he would shut down the virus. Now a year later when he failed to do so, he says there is no federal solution to COVID. Joe Biden is a hypocrite,” the party said from its official Twitter account.
Former Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh said Biden’s claim of no federal solution “is … not what he campaigned on. At all.”
The backlash was not just from the right, as former Hillary Clinton adviser and self-described “leftist activist” Peter Daou slammed the president for his change in stance. “NEWS: Biden gives up,” he said.
Carolyn Hinds, writer pointed out that the president left for vacation following the virtual call, “This man really told Americans to fend for themselves, then took a helicopter to his beach house that’s far away from the public… Soulless ghoul.”
Larry O’Connor, radio host said, “He never had a plan… Other than to con his way into the White House.”
Author: Justin Doetrin