Shots, Masks and Lockdowns? Three words you would typically find in the description of a robbery, and in a lot of ways, America is feeling like we truly are in a heist of some sort.
Joe Biden spent Friday discussing the pandemic and said while he doesn’t plan on making masks and vaccines mandatory, he will definitely push Americans toward the vaccine as soon as it’s available. “I don’t think it should be mandatory; I wouldn’t demand it to be mandatory, but I would do everything in my power – it’s like I don’t think masks have to be made mandatory nationwide,” Biden said.
The president-elect also said that he will push for masks to be worn for at least three more months once he’s inaugurated, saying, “I’m going to ask people to commit to 100 days to wear a mask.”
Biden also admitted that he agrees with the priorities laid out by the Trump administration so far on how to distribute the vaccine. He then turned his comments against President Trump, saying, “It’s going to take some effort to rebuild confidence in science because it’s been so diminished in this administration thus far.”
Biden then called on President Trump and Congress “to act and act now” on a coronavirus stimulus package. The comments came on the same day that Nancy Pelosi basically admitted that she had stalled previous relief packages in an effort to hurt President Trump’s re-election chances. Pelosi claimed she is now open to passing legislation to help Americans because of “a new president and a vaccine.”
It’s not surprising Pelosi was playing politics in denying Americans the opportunity to get help for the pandemic; it is, however, surprising that she admitted it.