Biden told reporters that he’s consulting staff on ‘whether I have the authority’ to call a public health emergency and what impact it would make.
Many valuable lessons can be learned about the global response to the novel coronavirus, which morphed into continuing covid pandemic inanity that is causing continuing harm to this nation.
Unfortunately, Biden has learned all the wrong ones. For example, using the declaration of a “public health emergency” to push forward an unpopular agenda because of political pressure.
U.S. President Joe Biden on Sunday said he has asked his administration to consider whether he has authority to declare an abortion-related public health emergency after the Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
The comments come after Biden on Friday signed an executive order to ease access to services to terminate pregnancies. read more
Biden was on his way to a bike ride near his residence in Delaware when he stopped to speak to reporters, who asked if he was considering declaring a public health emergency regarding abortion access. The president responded that he was asking his staff to see “whether I have the authority” and what the impacts would be.
I am no constitutional scholar. However, my work involves safety as it relates to infectious disease, which is the thing that is supposed to be tackled using declarations. The last time I checked, pregnancy is not contagious and not caused by a pathogen.
Fortunately, there seems to be at least one person in the Biden White House who isn’t a complete lunatic.
The president’s comments come after Jen Klein, executive director of the White House Gender Policy Council, appeared to throw cold water on the idea of a public health emergency related to abortion access earlier in the week.
“When we looked at the public health emergency, we learned a couple of things. One is that it doesn’t free very many resources. It’s what’s in a public health emergency fund, and there’s very little money, tens of thousands of dollars in it. So that didn’t seem like a great option. And it also doesn’t release significant amount of legal authority,” Klein said at a White House press briefing on Friday.
Biden suggests women keep on protesting.
As for his message to the thousands of people who gathered outside the White House on Saturday, pressuring him to do more to protect abortion rights, he said, “Keep protesting. Keep making your point. It’s critically important.”
“We can do a lot of things to accommodate the rights of women. In the meantime, fundamentally, the only way to change this is to have a national law that reinstates Roe v Wade,” he said.
Meanwhile, Biden’s approval rating has crashed to just 30%, its lowest mark yet.
The Civiqs Poll’s daily tracking survey of registered voters found less than a third of Americans giving the thumbs-up to Biden’s on-the-job performance — and a whopping 57% disapproving.
“Joe Biden’s presidency is sinking from a thousand holes in the boat,” said GOP consultant Ryan Girdusky.
The poll, released Friday, found Biden deep underwater with voters in every age bracket, every educational level, and both genders. Every one of those groups showed approval rates under 40%, with the youngest voters, age 18 to 34, among the most dissatisfied at a dismal 21%.
In only two states out of 50, deep-blue Hawaii and Vermont, do Biden’s supporters outnumber his detractors.
I suspect Hawaii’s and Vermont’s numbers will be underwater shortly.DONATE
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