President Joe Biden promised he would “shut down” COVID-19. He arguably made this the main case for voting for him.
Now, he’s admitting that his presidency has been a failure.
COVID is why Biden was elected. Biden promised that he would “shut down the virus.” Chief of staff Ron Klain decried former President Donald Trump’s “Articles of Confederation” approach to COVID, stating that the federal government had to solve the pandemic. He promised Biden would do just that. Vice President Kamala Harris promised that the first thing she and Biden would do is “get this virus under control.”
I’m not going to shut down the country.
I’m not going to shut down the economy.
I’m going to shut down the virus.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 30, 2020
The first thing @JoeBiden and I will do in the White House is get this virus under control.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 3, 2020
Now, Biden is waving the white flag. He has now told governors that there was “no federal solution” to the virus and “this gets solved at the state level.” It’s a stark difference from a few months ago, when he was telling GOP governors to “get out of the way” of the federal government.
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