The Biden administration on Thursday suggested that they may again call for lockdowns and school closures should the CDC and other experts recommend it – a move which could wreak havoc on the country once again.
The admission that the Biden admin would push for lockdowns and closures came as Fox News’ Peter Doocy pressed Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on exactly how trustworthy Biden is.
“President Biden says that we are not returning to lockdowns, shutdowns, and school closures, but he also once said that we didn’t have to wear masks anymore once we were vaccinated,” Doocy said. “So why should Americans trust him now?”
“Well, because we listen to the scientists, we listened to the expert[s],” Jean-Pierre said. “This is a public health situation. This is not about politics at all. This is about saving lives. And this is what the president is all about. He wants to make sure that we are saving lives. If you look at … the last six months, that’s what he’s done, every day. And you see that in the numbers. Now we’re at a point where we have to double down and make it very, very clear to people that we can’t, we can’t let the pandemic win, we have to continue to fight.”
“So, if you’re listening to the scientists, if scientists come to you at some point down the line and say, ‘It is our opinion that there should be shutdowns and there should be school closures,’ you would do that?” Doocy pressed.
“Well, we listen to, like I said, we listen to the CDC and the expert[s] and their guidance … you know, the CDC is a body that is very well respected,” Jean-Pierre responded. “And again, we follow their guidance.”
The remarks sparked massive controversy online, particularly among Republican members of Congress who urged Americans not to simply lay down and comply with Biden’s potential next step.
“If the CDC, Biden, or any local leader recommends another lockdown, don’t comply,” Rep. Dan Crenshaw tweeted. “Businesses. Schools. Restaurants. No one should comply.”
Sean Parnell, a Republican who is running for U.S. Senate out of Pennsylvania, echoed Crenshaw’s sentiment, writing on Twitter: “If they try this again no one should comply. Lockdowns don’t work. They never have worked. And they won’t work in the future. This is what denying the science truly looks like.”
Rep. Pete Stauber added, “Today, the Biden Administration indicated that they are open to more lockdowns. This is absurd. It’s time we pass legislation, like my Stop Shutdowns Now Act, to ensure that tyrannical leaders cannot unilaterally implement more disastrous economic shutdowns.”
Rep. Roger Williams said, “First it’s the return of masks for the fully vaccinated, now the Biden Administration admits they will once again consider school closures and lockdowns. All while @POTUS and @VP allow illegal immigrants with COVID-19 to pour across our southern border every day.”
Author: Wayne Lissot