Biden Flip-Flops After Admitting National Mask Mandate Plan Is Unconstitutional, Now Says He Won’t Do It

Biden has been in politics for over 45 years and he’s just now learning about the Constitution. Fantastic.

Joe Biden wants every American to wear a mask — and if he wins the White House, he has vowed to mandate mandatory masks for all.

“Every single American should be wearing a mask when they’re outside for the next three months at a minimum — every governor should mandate mandatory mask wearing. The estimates by the experts are that it will save over 40,000 lives in the next three months. Forty thousand lives, if people act responsibly,” Biden said last month. “Let’s institute a mask mandate nationwide starting immediately, and we will save lives.”

Then he lectured Americans, saying, “It’s not about your rights. It’s about your responsibilities as an American. Wearing the mask is less about you contracting the virus. It’s about preventing other people from getting sick. […] This is America. Be a patriot. Protect your fellow citizens. Step up, do the right thing.”

Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), endorsed the national mask mandate. “That’s what real leadership looks like,” Harris said after Biden’s declaration. “We just witnessed real leadership. Which is Joe Biden said that as a nation, we should all be wearing a mask for the next three months, because it will save lives.”

But that was then. Now, Biden’s backtracking. Seems there’s this pesky thing called the Constitution.

“Here’s the deal, the federal government… there’s a constitutional issue whether the federal government could issue such a mandate, I don’t think constitutionally they could, so I wouldn’t issue a mandate,” Biden on Sunday told Dennis Welch, political editor of the Arizona’s Family publication and host of “Politics Unplugged.”

“But I’d plead with…I carry my mask with me wherever I go,” the former vice president said. “I’d set an example. It’s about making sure the public is safe and secure, and that is a local decision, but there should be national standards laid out as to how it should be gone about. You can’t mandate that. But to set the example on what need to be done.”

It wasn’t the first time Biden walked back his mandate. Last Wednesday, he even denied he ever called for a mandate, declaring he is a “constitutionalist.”

“I’m a constitutionalist,” Biden said. “You can’t do things the Constitution does not allow you the power to do.”

But Biden had repeatedly called for a nationwide mask mandate. In June, he told CBS Pittsburgh affiliate KDKA that he would sign an executive order requiring Americans to wear face coverings.

“The one thing we do know, these masks make a gigantic difference. I would insist that everybody in public be wearing that mask. [For] anyone to reopen, it would have to make sure that they walked into a business that had masks,” he said.

Harris, for her part, has played both sides. She said last month that a nationwide mask requirement would be one of the Biden-Harris administration’s first orders of business if they win the White House, but then immediately said they wouldn’t bother to enforce it.

“It’s a standard. I mean, nobody’s going to be punished,” she said on NBC’s “Today” show. “Nobody likes to wear a mask, this is a universal feeling, right? So, that’s not the point,” she said.

Jeff Rainforth is the photographer & news editor for Airman Kolfage’s We Build the Wall, Inc.
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Jeff covers border news in the US and has traveled around the world documenting the border walls of other countries. He embedded with Hong Kong protesters covering their fight for freedom against the Chinese Communist Party, and regularly films inside of riots in Democrat-run cities in the United States. He is also the editor of Right Wing News. Jeff did a special 2nd Amendment project for Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill who killed Bin Laden, and he was the national rally organizer to free Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi from the Mexican prison. He is chairman emeritus of Ross Perot’s Reform Party of California, and a former candidate for governor. He wrote for former war correspondent & Breitbart contributor, Pat Dollard, and headed up his 30 person research team. Mr. Rainforth also wrote for the Wayne Dupree Show. Jeff is a two-time nominee for the prestigious Blog Bash Award for best activism for organizing the national movement to form a select committee on Benghazi, and for his role as the national rally organizer to free Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from Mexican imprisonment. Jeff appears in Sgt. Tahmooressi's mother's book, "When Light Prevails."

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