“I would do everything possible to make it required that people had to wear masks in public.” – Joe Biden
June 26, 2020 |
By Rebecca Shabad
WASHINGTON — Joe Biden says that if he were president, he would require people across the country to wear masks in public during the coronavirus pandemic.
“The one thing we do know, these masks make a gigantic difference. I would insist that everybody in public be wearing that mask,” the presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee said in an interview with the CBS Pittsburgh affiliate KDKA on Thursday.
Biden, who was wearing a mask during the interview and stood a distance away from the reporter and TV camera, said that anyone who wanted to reopen a business would have to ensure that people who walk in would have access to masks.
Asked if he would use his federal leverage to mandate the wearing of masks, the former vice president said, “Yes, I would from an executive standpoint. Yes, I would … ” Read more.