By Flavia K. Tucker, Right Wing Daily Brief
Earlier this month, democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden called for a national mask mandate. “Every single American should be wearing a mask when they’re outside for the next three months, at a minimum,” he said. “Let’s institute a mask mandate nationwide starting immediately, and we will save lives.”
At the time, this sentiment was endorsed by his running mate Kamala Harris. “This is what real leadership looks like,” she said.
The former vice president has now walked back these remarks. “But here’s the deal, the federal government – there’s a constitutional issue whether federal government could issue such a mandate. I don’t think constitutionally they could, so I wouldn’t issue a mandate.”
Biden now says that he would “plead with” people to wear a mask, saying that he would “set an example.”
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