Committed to erasing the positive impact that President Trump had on the United States, Joe Biden wasted no time in signing 17 controversial executive orders that will haunt the country for years to come.
The move – which could not have been more blatantly directed at President Trump’s accomplishments – comes after Biden has issued repeated calls for “unity” during his inaugural address on Wednesday afternoon.
One of the most controversial Executive Orders that Biden signed “unilaterally eviscerate[d] women’s sports,” author and women’s rights activist Abigail Shrier wrote on Twitter. “Any educational institution that receives federal funding must admit biologically-male athletes to women’s teams, women’s scholarships, etc. A new glass ceiling was just placed over girls.”
Biden signed another executive order that forced the U.S. to rejoin the Paris Agreement, a move that was quickly slammed by Heritage Foundation Senior Advisor Mike Howell, who wrote:
“That will be cheered by environmental alarmists and those who envision a world with the United States subservient to international organizations as their preferred model.”
“The Paris agreement was—and always has been—a sham. And it’s an expensive sham for Americans, projected to cost 400,000 jobs, an average income loss of more than $20,000 for families of four, and a $2.5 trillion hit to the nation’s gross domestic product.”
Biden also canceled the Trump administration’s 1776 Commission, which sought to undue damage in from propaganda like The New York Times’ flawed “1619 Project” and to promote patriotism.
Victor Davis Hanson, who was on the commission, wrote the following about it:
“The unanimously approved conclusions focused on the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the historical challenges to these founding documents, and the need for civic renewal. The 16-member commission was diverse in the widest sense of the word. It included historians, lawyers, academics, scholars, authors, former elected officials, and former public servants.”
“Whether because the report was issued by a Donald Trump-appointed commission, or because the conclusions questioned the controversial and flawed New York Times-sponsored 1619 Project, the Left almost immediately criticized it.”
Biden also signed a fury of orders related to immigration, including eliminating the Trump administration’s travel ban from areas that are known terrorist hotspots, eliminating construction of effective border barriers on the southern border, extending deferrals for deportations, undoing Trump’s expansion of immigration enforcement inside the U.S., and providing protections for DACA recipients. Biden also signed an Executive Order that requires non-citizens to be counted in the Census.
Former Trump administration senior adviser Stephen Miller responded to the moves by writing on Twitter: “Today, @POTUS pledged to be a president for all Americans. It’s unclear how all Americans are served by opening travel from terror hot spots, proposing a giant amnesty, or halting the installation of security barriers along the Southwest border.”
Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Democrat president has headed in “the wrong direction.”
Speaking from the Senate floor Thursday, the Kentucky Republican condemned several of the executive actions taken by Biden thus far.
“On the Biden administration’s very first day, it took several big steps in the wrong direction,” McConnell said, adding that there is time for Biden to “remember that he does not owe his election to the far left.”
But McConnell also reminded Biden and the slim Democratic Senate majority that Americans voted to keep a split Senate, with 50 Republicans and 50 Democrats, which means Republicans intend to challenge policies they believe will have negative impacts on their constituents.
“If and when our Democratic friends depart from common sense, when they retreat from common ground, when their proposals would harm the common good – then we’ll use the power the American people have given us to push for what is right,” the minority leader said from the floor.
“The president can and should refocus his administration on creating good-paying American jobs, not sacrificing our people’s livelihoods to liberal symbolism,” McConnell said.