Elites in the Democrat Party found a hill they seemed willing to die on.
So, it came as a huge shock that just conceded to Republicans in one massive fight over his “public health emergency” declaration.
Republicans just barely pulled off a win during the Midterm elections that gave them control of the House of Representatives.
Now, it’s time to make good on some big promises.
One of the first bills they promised to pass while on the campaign trail would officially put an end to the COVID-19 “public health emergency.”
There’s nothing the ruling class likes more than an emergency allowing them to pull all kinds of stunts they’d never be able to get away with otherwise.
Even though many Americans say the pandemic hasn’t been a big deal for some time now, a group of power-drunk bureaucrats and private-sector companies who benefited from lockdown rules haven’t seemed interested in declaring it an end.
But if there’s one thing political party leaders like to avoid at all costs, it’s being forced to go on the record on controversial issues.
The vote to end the pandemic-related public health emergency is one they’re especially anxious to avoid since Democrat leadership could possibly see a swath of their members crossing over to vote for the Republican bill.
That’s likely why the Biden regime jumped in with an effort to keep Republicans from ever bringing the bill to the floor.
Biden’s regime announced that the President will end the COVID-19 “public health emergency” on May 11.
“The Biden administration will end the Covid-19 national and public health emergencies on May 11, the White House said Monday in a major step meant to signal that the crisis era of the pandemic is over,” Politico related.
“The move would restructure the federal government’s coronavirus response and unwind a sprawling set of flexibilities put in place nearly three years ago that paved the way for free Covid treatments and tests,” the publication added. “The White House disclosed its plan in response to two House Republican measures aimed at immediately ending the emergencies, calling those proposals ‘a grave disservice to the American people.’”
Biden’s declaration that the pandemic will be “over” on a specific arbitrary future date isn’t the first time he’s made such a claim.
He was at the Detroit Auto Show last September when Biden told CBS News’ 60 Minutes that Scott Pelley that the COVID crisis was in the rearview mirror.
“The pandemic is over,” Biden announced during his interview with Scott Pelley. “We still have a problem with COVID. We’re still doing a lotta work on it… But the pandemic is over.”
But based on a whole lot of nothing that happened next, it seems Biden was merely saying what voters wanted to hear ahead of the Midterm elections.
Biden thought he could declare COVID “over,” but continue to let his regime keep enjoying “public health emergency” powers that allow them to implement all kinds of socialist welfare programs.
Now, Republicans are forcing his hand and forcing the Left to give up their coveted state of emergency powers.
Rather than get humiliated with the reality of what would have likely happened if Congress voted on officially ending COVID, Biden was forced to officially run up the white flag for now.
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