“The ’emergency’ is that Democrats need votes.”
THE NEW YORK POST – The Biden administration proclaimed Thursday that America’s COVID “emergency” continues. Yet last month President Biden told “60 Minutes”: “The pandemic is over.”
How can there still be an emergency when the pandemic is over? Because the “emergency” is that Democrats need votes.
President Donald Trump decreed the first COVID emergency in early 2020. Rather than an official White House proclamation, the latest emergency extension occurred via a bureaucratic form letter posted online:
“As a result of the continued consequences of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, on this date and after consultation with public health officials as necessary, I, Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Health and Human Services . . . do hereby renew” the emergency for another 90 days.
By this standard, as long as there are any “continuing consequences” from COVID, Biden can perpetuate the emergency that gives him vast new powers.
Biden’s emergency perpetuation seeks to provide a legal whitewash for his $400+ billion student-loan bailout charade. Biden justified the bailout by citing the HEROES Act of 2003 — a law passed to assist soldiers and their family members during the war on terror.
Extending the emergency also enables the federal government to continue providing Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program benefits for 15 million people who would not otherwise qualify.
Biden’s emergency extension should spur Americans to recognize how fighting COVID with a political iron fist was an unmitigated disaster.