Biden Fumbles Reporter’s Question About His Decision To End COVID Emergency | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is John Rigolizzo.

    President Joe Biden stumbled over his words Tuesday when asked about his plan to end the COVID-19 emergencies.

    Speaking to reporters before departing the White House on Marine One, Biden was asked what was behind the decision to end the national and public health emergencies on May 11th. Biden first put the onus on the Supreme Court, then said the declarations would end on May 15, 4 days after the date that the White House pointed to in its Monday announcement.

    "What's behind your decision to end the COVID emergency?" NBC News White House Correspondent Kristen Welker asked Biden as he walked up to the press gaggle.

    Biden grabbed Welker's hand and stood under her umbrella as he gave his answer. "Well, the emergency will end when the Supreme Court ends it," he said. "We've extended it to May the 15th to make sure we get everything done. That's all. There's nothing behind it at all."

    Biden did not say what he meant by "get everything done." Biden also misspoke about the date the emergencies will end. The White House announced in a policy memo Monday that it would end the emergency declarations on May 11, not May 15.

    It is also not clear what Biden meant in bringing up the Supreme Court - but the fates of two pandemic-era policies are currently in the hands of the court: Title 42 and student loan forgiveness. In late December, the court ruled to keep the Title 42 restrictions - which allowed border agents to turn away migrants at the southern border because of COVID - in place indefinitely, so that it could consider the arguments from both sides of the case. The court has not issued a final ruling yet.

    The Biden administration's student loan forgiveness plan is also awaiting a final ruling from the Supreme Court. There are two cases expected to be heard by the court; oral arguments for both cases are expected to begin on February 28. A final ruling is not expected until May or June.

    In a statement of policy from the White House Office of Management and Budget Monday, the White House admitted that it would file one last extension of the national and public health emergency declarations on April 11, then would end both one month later, on May 11.

    "The COVID-19 national emergency and public health emergency (PHE) were declared by the Trump Administration in 2020," OMB said in its statement. "They are currently set to expire on March 1 and April 11, respectively. At present, the Administration's plan is to extend the emergency declarations to May 11, and then end both emergencies on that date. This wind-down would align with the Administration's previous commitments to give at least 60 days' notice prior to termination of the PHE."

    But the move was announced in a statement intended to criticize two bills in the House of Representatives that would end the emergency declarations by force. The first, H.R. 382, a.k.a. the ''Pandemic is Over Act," was introduced by Kentucky Republican Rep. Brett Guthrie; it would terminate the public health emergency. The second, House Joint Resolution 7, was authored by Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar; it would terminate the national emergency.

    The House passed the Pandemic is Over Act on Tuesday, 220-210. A vote on H.J.Res. 7 is expected this week.

Among the many other lackluster performance standards by the Biden Administration - the most recent, allowing the Chinese Spy Balloon unfettered access to the skies above this Sovereign Republic - Joe Biden's foreign policy is considered by most true experts to be mediocre to abysmal at best. If one were to give a fair assessment of the quality of this apex duty of this Executive Branch: What would be your opinion of the Biden Administration's Foreign Policy initiatives and, or obvious faux pas?
  President Biden is a Foreign Policy expert of consummate skill just like his brother, Jim, and his son, Hunter.
  America's First Idiot President is corruptly committed to making the World far less safe, while surrendering OUR United States of America's sovereignty whenever, wherever possible.
  Mr. Biden is MY President because I pay close attention to only what rewards me, thus demanding as little sacrifice as is my nature to offer, or shrug.
127 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

After one full year of the Biden /Harris Administration: Does Joe Biden have the intellectual capacity, and, or the energy to lead the United States of America through the mess that he predominately created ... in just one year?
962 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

Go Back


Latest Op-Ed & Politics

GA school teachers armed with guns
Sixteen people on the FBI’s terror watch-list — mixed in with record-breaking numbers of migrants illegally entering the United States — were stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border last month, authorities said.
Results of a new study have confirmed that the number of "true crime" podcasts produced has officially surpassed the number of actual murders in the world, per capita.
Switzerland‘s two largest banks are poised to merge in a deal regulators sought to help create stability as volatility rocks financial institutions around the globe.
Some Republican-led states, including Tennessee, are joining Democrats in actively resisting school choice policies after dozens of red states have already begun implementing such changes.
Former President Donald Trump will be arraigned in a Manhattan courthouse on Tuesday afternoon after being indicted this week, court officials said on Friday.


In what the media and political experts are hailing as an ingenious move, President Joe Biden has announced a plan to offer "hush money" to 330 million Americans so they won't tell anyone how bad he's doing as President.
Louisiana Republican lawmakers gained a significant upper hand after a longtime Democrat switched parties.
Leftist billionaire George Soros denied that he knows or has donated money to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who indicted former President Donald Trump on Thursday, but the prosecutor's campaign efforts were assisted by a group which Soros funds.
Today, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel released the following statement on Biden’s Bankrupting America Tour stop in North Carolina:
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett reportedly spoke with Biden administration officials in recent days about contending with the banking crisis.


On Thursday, the state Senate passed House Bill 40, Prevent Rioting and Civil Disorder, a bill that would increase penalties for damaging property while rioting.


Back to Top