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President’s COVID-19 Remarks Tried to Rewrite History and Overrule Science

science‘Current CDC guidance says it is already safe, right now, for fully-vaccinated people to meet in small groups. Not just outdoors, but indoors. And they can be joined by an unvaccinated household if they’re low-risk. That’s the CDC’s advice — talking not about July 4th, but right now. So the President went on national TV to move the goalposts way beyond what his own CDC is saying. Why?’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the COVID-19 response:

“Last Thursday, I spoke about the pain and disruption this pandemic has caused this past year.

“I also discussed the optimistic springtime that lies before us.

“This brighter horizon is not a product of a partisan bill that was signed last week… or an administration that was sworn in less than two months ago.

“It was built by the American people, and supported by the five historic and completely bipartisan bills that Congress passed last year.

“Later on Thursday, the nation heard remarks from President Biden. The president spoke in a heartfelt way about grief and loss. But his vision for the days ahead was badly lacking.

“Along a number of crucial dimensions, the Biden Administration keeps trying to rewrite recent history and overrule science.

“Take vaccinations.

“The President’s speech tried to reinforce the myth that his administration inherited a shambles on vaccines, set goals that nobody believed were achievable, and has met those goals against all odds.

“This is just not true.

“The President said, quote, ‘I set a goal that many of you said was… way over the top.’ But the benchmark of 100 million vaccines in 100 days was not some audacious goal that was met with great skepticism.

“A million shots per day was just the pace that the Biden Administration inherited. We averaged more than a million shots per day the week of the Inauguration. We totaled more than 1.5 million the day President Biden was sworn in.

“The groundwork we laid last year is proving an historic success. Where the Biden Administration is continuing to help streamline distribution, they should of course get some credit. But their effort to sprint to the front of this year-long campaign should not fool anybody.

“The President announced another supposedly audacious goal on Thursday: That all adults in all 50 states should be eligible to schedule vaccinations by May 1st.

“Here’s the problem: Dr. Fauci said a month ago that we’d be there by April.

“Quote: ‘I would imagine by the time we get to April, that will be what I would call… ‘open season’… namely, virtually everybody and anybody in any category could start to get vaccinated.’ That was Dr. Fauci’s prediction last month.

“So the President’s announcement of May 1st wasn’t ambitious good news; it was a walk-back.

“Something tells me that if the last Administration had contradicted Dr. Fauci and pushed a vaccine milestone back a whole month, we might have heard about it from the media.

“Then there is K-12 schooling. For months, science has confirmed that schools are remarkably safe and do not surge transmission of the virus.

“This Administration’s own experts amplified this before liberal politics got in the way.

“In early February, President Biden’s CDC director specifically said vaccinating the grown-ups who work in schools should not be a prerequisite for reopening them.

“But on Thursday, instead of calling for schools to reopen right now, the President endorsed Big Labor’s moving goalposts.

“He said that because the Democrats passed their spending plan, and because he’s tried to move teachers toward the front of the line for vaccines, now schools can move toward re-opening.

“This approach has put liberal interest-group politics ahead of vulnerable kids and their parents.

“It was reported last week that the following message was posted in a private online group for members of one public-school union in California. Quote:

“Friendly reminder: If you are planning any trips for Spring Break, please keep that off of social media. It is hard to argue that it is unsafe for in-person instruction if parents and the public see vacation photos and international travel.” End quote.

“Further reports from California suggest some local governments may consider using some of the massive bailouts that Democrats sent them on bonuses.

“Reportedly, one union argues that grown-ups should get bonuses for things like, quote, ‘an airplane trip to Hawaii when this is all over.’

“A lot of working-class families in this country are struggling through untenable situations, in large part thanks to the liberal dogma that schools have needed lots more cash to become safe.

“And now unions are talking about trips to Hawaii?

“Every day that the Biden Administration does not urge schools to reopen safely right now with simple precautions, it hurts kids who cannot afford these moving goalposts.

“President Biden also made news with a big proclamation that maybe, if citizens behave themselves, we’ll be able to have small outdoor gatherings by July 4th.

“He made sure to stipulate that politicians reserve the right to clamp down again. But the carrot dangled before Americans was small outdoor gatherings about four months from now.

“This was bizarre and problematic on several levels.

“Number one, let’s be clear: The federal government does not instruct free citizens how they may gather in small groups with their own families.

“I’ve advocated strongly for following science, wearing masks, and taking all the precautions throughout this pandemic.

“The White House confers a bully pulpit. It does not confer supreme authority over daily life.

“Let’s not forget that, about 10 months ago, many liberal politicians applauded massive outdoor gatherings because they supported a political cause.

“I’m not sure how much capital these officials have to micromanage backyard barbecues.

“Number two, this strange proclamation was out of step with science.

“Current CDC guidance says it is already safe, right now, for fully-vaccinated people to meet in small groups. Not just outdoors, but indoors. And they can be joined by an unvaccinated household if they’re low-risk.

“That’s the CDC’s advice — talking not about July 4th, but right now.

“So the President went on national TV to move the goalposts way beyond what his own CDC is saying.

“Why?

“There’s no science-based reason why a few fully-vaccinated people couldn’t get together outdoors right now. Not July 4th. Today.

“And if a healthy young adult who’s still waiting for the vaccine wants to meet up with a few vaccinated relatives, that’s about a personal assessment of a very small risk, not a matter of presidential policy.

“That brings me to point three: The President’s proclamation was far out of step with what’s already happening across the country.

“It was advice for an alternate universe.

“The President and his advisors may need to get out more. Americans are already getting together in small groups outdoors — in blue states and red states, in small towns and big cities. This country is not locked down, waiting for July the 4th.

“In my home state of Kentucky, the Governor’s backed indoor gatherings of up to eight people from up to two households. Here in the District of Columbia, as of next week, outdoor gatherings of up to 50 people will be permitted. Fifty people.

“Americans are getting vaccines. They’ve learned about this disease. They’ve learned about the low risks of outdoor transmission. They are making their own determinations as free people.

“Look — I have been a consistent advocate for following the science, wearing a mask, and taking precautions. I believe we should all keep following the science.

“Nobody wants to fumble the ball on the five-yard line.

“But that doesn’t just mean citizens. It means politicians too. And science doesn’t only run in the direction of more restrictions.

“The American people were told 12 months ago that accepting major disruptions for a limited time would flatten the curve and prevent a healthcare collapse.

“And Americans rose to the occasion.

“One year on, if the President and his administration want to continue to give advice to free citizens, I suggest they exit the alternate universe… stick to the actual science… and get acquainted with where the American people actually are.”

Reprinted with Permission from - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

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Karen
7 months ago

Folks…..Don’t believe anything this blithering idiot has to say. He’s incapable of thinking. Mr. Biden, please retire, you are not my president (small P)

Pat
7 months ago

This was to be expected, undo everything Trump did and denigrate his presidency. We are in for a tough 4 years, but I truly urge those who love the Lord to pray for this administration. The Bible teaches us to pray for our leaders and in doing so we pray for our country.

Jannine
7 months ago

Biden is NOT MY PRESIDENT!

Kenneth D.
7 months ago

Joe Biden is a dumb puppet for the anti-America global movement puppeteers. Once the dirty work of totally disrupting American culture. values and heritage, he will be quietly put to the curb to make way for the backroom operatives, purgers and mop up vultures……

LAV
7 months ago

My take on all of this at this point is (if any one is interested), If we can open the boarders like this administration has and if we can hold people for three days in crowded conditions, not requiring testing, quarantine, masks, and social distancing then I think our Schools Need to be Open, Masks should be of personal choice and I can have Easter Sunday as I see fit. There is a lot of Horse Sh*t being slung to the American People. I am tired of the double standards. It seems to be safe for both the politicians and the Immigrants to do as they see fit. One more thing if we want our country to come together then we need to drop the (Country of origin)Hyphenated American and we need to quit calling out color, sexual orientation and any other thing that would set us up to be treated special. We are setting up society to fail and fight….

‘Nonymous
7 months ago

His comments are those of a delusional ass puppet, written by even dumber ass puppets!

Rex
7 months ago

Will the real Amac stand up, unmask and refuse the jab or are you asleep like the rest of world?

herblady
7 months ago
Reply to  Rex

YES!!!!!

Randy scott
7 months ago

The left wanted there to be more panic they did everything in their power to make it about panic shut down everything shut down everyone, Trump was able to keep the calm, we were out of toilet paper and several other products think what it would’ve been like if the left and the media had been successful in perpetuating the panic to the highest level possible, believe me they tried.

BAE
7 months ago

President Biden is out to lunch. There is no problem on the border and all the shots don’t count. We must obey! Who will protect us from BIDEN???????

Blup
7 months ago
Reply to  BAE

To hell with Joey Biden, as ignorant as Cuomo.

par
7 months ago

I just wish Trump took the virus more serious last April, May and June. If so, he would have won the 2020 election hands down, without controversy..

Felix
7 months ago
Reply to  par

Dre ee ee ee am dream dream dream.

Mike
7 months ago
Reply to  par

Trump took the virus seriously or you wouldn’t have a vaccine right now. The problem was the lies by the main stream media spread. Trump did everything anyone could have done for COVID and better. Just remember what they all said when he stopped people entering from overseas.

MOCountry
7 months ago
Reply to  par

I’m not sure where you were in November, but Trump DID win the election,hands down. Unfortunately the “MEDIA” refused to investigate, the SCOTUS refused to investigate, and the FBI, CIA, NSA, etc., etc., all REFUSED to do a serious investigation of the election FRAUD which took place in several dimocrap states!! Just like they refused to investigate hussein obama/barry soetoro!

herblady
7 months ago
Reply to  par

JANUARY 2020!!! TRUMP SHUT THE BOARDER AND INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS & TOLD PEOPLE NOT TO GATHER FOR BIG CELEBRATIONS. PELOSI, SCHUMER, FAUCI, ETC. MADE FUN OF TRUMP TOLD PEOPLE TO IGNORE HIS REQUEST. THE TRUTH WAKE UP ! YOUR THE PRIME EXAMPLE WHY THE MSM IS SO SUCCESSFUL, WITH THE BS PROPAGANDA THEY REPEAT DAILY.

Ed J
7 months ago
Reply to  par

Just what alternate reality bubble do you exist in? You obviously have a serious disconnect from the real world. I suggest you go back to your drug dealer and buy all that he has, because you are obviously into some pretty good stuff!

Dave
7 months ago

So much here. The first problem is that this whole thing got politicized early on. This has tainted the “science”. Politicians say they “follow the science” not because they are, but because it’s a way of saying you’re not allowed to question what they are doing. The “science” they follow is selected to reenforce their policy positions; they are really just following political science. So whenever a politician, or unfortunately anyone these days, says they are “following the science”, it should be taken with several grains of salt. That being said:

  1. The virus didn’t cause lockdowns, the government did.
  2. There is plenty of science that says lockdowns and mask wearing do not help. This particular science has not been selected and has even been suppressed.
  3. If the government can declare an “emergency” and shut down your business and require businesses to follow government mandates on selected science and capricious rules, we no longer live in a free country.
  4. The schools should have never been closed; that’s based on the actual science.
  5. The same people closing schools and pushing lockdowns were often the same one’s requiring nursing homes to take in Covid positive patients (see #3); the exact opposite of what the science says.
  6. The rules and goals keep changing, clear evidence that they are decidedly NOT following science.
  7. Dissenting voices are being silenced; more clear evidence that they are NOT following science.
  8. The “cure” has been worse than the disease. (Not talking vaccine here; talking about lockdowns, and to a lessor degree, masks.)
  9. The ONLY value to lockdowns and mask wearing is to make a frightened people FEEL like they can and are doing something about it. Other than that, very harmful. And it is a useful tool for a quickly increasingly totalitarian government.

It saddens me to see how easily the American people have been frightened into compliance. It is long past time to recognize that, although this pandemic is real, it is not nearly as dangerous as it was portrayed to be and get back to something appoaching normal. (And we have significant reasons to believe that even the death toll has been exaggerated.) It is past time to stop being compliant and push back.

herblady
7 months ago
Reply to  Dave

There is no pandemic, except the one the Propaganda MSM has made by repetition. The very first case of this YET!!~!!~!! to be proven Scientifically SARS 2 Covid 19 could’ve been treated with HCQ and the person would’ve had a nearly 100% chance of survival, even though the person was in a Nursing Home. They, especially Fauci knew this all the way back to 2005. IF YOU HAVE A VIABLE TREATMENT YOU HAVE NO!!!!!!! PANDEMIC. Since April of 2020 Dr. V. Zelenko and other’s discovered that adding Zinc made this treatment even More Positive, These Doctors were attacked and threatened, in many ways MAINLY THEY WE’RE SILENCED ON TWITTER, FB, GOOGLE, ETC. THE MASK CAN NOT BLOCK A VIRUS THAT IS SMALL AS SMOKE. YOU’D HAVE TO BE IN A FULL BODY OUTFIT THAT IS USED FOR SUCH THINGS AS EBOLA VIRUS. This virus is 99.7% survivable for all under 69, unless your health is really bad, for those above it’s 95%. Also it is way wiser to improve your health and take the multitude of Treatments & preventatives (Known about for many years) instead of destroying our economy and people’s businesses. There are thousands of casualilties over this uncalled for lock down, drugs, alcohol, horrid abuse, suicides, destroyed homes and families, businesses that will never recover, brutalized women and children, Men who now have lost everything and can longer support their families. Many Billions of middle class dollars have been permanently moved to the Elite, who were never effected by any of this PLANDEMIC, TO DO THE GREAT RESET. MASK WEARING IS USELESS IN A PARKING LOT, ALSO IN A STORE THAT IS A BEST KINDA CLEAN. MASK ARE USED IN NEAR STERILE HOSPITAL SETTING, UNDER THE CLOSE REGULATIONS OF OSHA GUIDELINES. That is not what is going on with this mask BS. MASK ARE DEHUMANIZING!!!!!!! ALSO MASK KEEP THE FEAR FRONT AND CENTER!!!

HocasPocas
7 months ago
Reply to  Dave

I believe that they still want the mask mandate so their Antifa and BLM blend right in with the normal everyday person and they can continue to cause disruption and destruction wherever the leaders need them.

Don Poole
7 months ago

I can only hark back to what my father told me so many years ago….about political stuff and the
reporting thereof…….”Don’t believe anything you hear, and only half of what you see.” I have yet to
find any reason to question his wisdom, regardless of who is speaking and what they are showing
me. This especially when things are said with little or no documentation and proofs. Certainly that
marks me as a skeptic….and so I am; not about everything mind you, but certainly about any and
all political people, places and things. The nature of the beast (politics) depends on those who are
listening and looking to do so with no question, examination, pondering or seeking of proofs. As one
who walks as I do, I have to ask as did the great reformer Luther…..”What does this mean?” whenever
I hear or see something offered up to me by those in the nation’s (and local) political arena. I just hope
that those who are “representing” us might start doing the same. I can hope, at least.
D.P.

Gunny Joe
7 months ago

All of what is mentioned here, is found in the many writings and how to books, of the founders of communism and their followers. Divide the people into groups, then by what ever means possible pit them against them selves. Throw in any natural or man made occurrence to show them how bad it is. Use any possible means to dehumanize all so they can mentality or physical destroy the whole, they the practitioners get to rule what is left, and get all the left riches. Power and Money is the driving force when it is all boiled down.
BT

herblady
7 months ago
Reply to  Gunny Joe

DITTO!!!!!!

Maria Rose
7 months ago

I read through all the comments, before deciding to post one. First, I agree with the fact that the lockdowns created an economical situation, which needs addressing. Second, I gather that all these naysayers to both the vaccine and mask-wearing rules don’t really interact with people in any service-related field because they just don’t. One thing this last year brought up very drastically in my eyes was the big difference in the attitude of people who are #MEFIRST, versus those of us who have provided any service to these individuals–you all know who you are—What would they do if no one provided them a service. Another thing brought forth was how bad daily hygiene level for basic cleaning was–why did we need to run out of toilet paper and cleaning supplies if we always had them at home in stock–Who except a #MEFIRSTperson buys a roll at a time–and I am not talking about a person on a limited income, either. I am not enjoying what is going on under the current administration and I don’t see access to vaccination for those who need it getting easier. That 22% of the population that is vaccinated has most of the money wealth yet also complains that they have been stagnated in their daily lives because they can’t be doing their ideal life—because they have to stay home. Well, they didn’t work long hours prior to 2020 because they were too busy traveling or seeing relatives. I have kept more in touch with people in 2020 than I did before. And now Biden wants to raise taxes. He better word to taxation to include classifications income that rich people hid their tax liability in so people like Nancy Pelosi pay their fair share and the burden doesn’t fall to those of us who barely make ends meet.

Rebecca S
7 months ago
Reply to  Maria Rose

What gets me is the ones complaining about the rich not paying their fair share of taxes – Biden, Pelosi, Schumer, etc. who are already filthy-rich and hiding it elsewhere!

“Lockdown” is a prison term, and we have all been imprisoned by governmental and media decrees and the FEAR they have engendered and nurtured. Common sense has been trashed, and people who refuse to bend the knee to Fauci and Biden and the rest are treated like criminals.

And how is all this “facial-recognition software” supposed to work when people are masked and wearing black clothes? Billions of dollars have been wasted by the government, for what? To better control and harass and persecute us when the plandemic controls are lifted?!

Bernard Cane
7 months ago

Mitch McConnell can take his advice and shove it where the sun doesn’t shine. He is a deep-state Sewer-RAT, a compromised globalist, elitist establishment sellout! “F!” McConnell, they call him “Walking Bird” because he’s so full of poop, he can’t fly! Give us back a FREE AMERICA!

herblady
7 months ago
Reply to  Bernard Cane

AMEN!!!

John A. Fallon
7 months ago

Medical services get paid more if death is CHINAFLU related, this is just more of the same old INSANE GREED that drives everything in this country, BIG PHARMA needs to stop working on pills to get thier little WILLIES WORKING and start looking for a cure for the #1 problem in the world, that is, they need to develop a CURE for GREED!!! That alone would solve ALL PROBLEMS WE FACE!!!!

Pete from St Pete
7 months ago

My wife and I are in our mid-80s and have completed two of the Pfizer shots. Neither of us had any after affects from either of them. Both of us are in the high risk category, she for her heart, me for my lungs. We continue to wear masks in retail stores because the local county requires it, plus we don’t want to make those who believe in them feel uncomfortable around us. Like everything in this country uninformed scare mongers go on social media and spread untrue or exaggerated stories that do not apply to most people. The sooner most people get their shots the sooner we can all go back to enjoying life again.

Lee S McQuillen
7 months ago

I’m 76 and have had both Pfizer shots as well – no side affects at all. All I heard before getting them was how sick I was going to be – MSM at work!

herblady
7 months ago

I TRULY HATE THAT AMAC PUBLISHES ARTICLES LIKE THIS THAT ARE THE SAME BS NARRATIVE WE HEAR IN THE FAKE NEWS. WHY DON’T YOU (AMAC) TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT THESE UNCALLED FOR LOCK DOWNS, DESTROYED ECONOMY BECAUSE OF IT, WAY MORE PEOPLE DYING BECAUSE OF THE LIES. ALSO THIS INJECTION THEY CALL A VACCINE THAT IS NOT A VACCINE. THIS INJECTION IS VERY DANGEROUS FOR SENIOR’S AND THIS IS A SENIOR ORGANIZATION, THAT CLAIMS TO CARE FOR IT’S MEMBERS. THERE IS NO SCIENCE FOR MASK WEARING OR STAYING 6 FT APART HAS EVER REDUCED CASES (TESTED BY A PCR TEST NOT MADE TO TEST FOR A VIRUS) OR REDUCED DEATHS THAT ARE BEING INCREASED BY COUNTING THOSE DYING OF OTHER HEALTH ISSUES BUT HOSPITALS CLAIMING IT WAS COVID. THE DEATH NUMBERS ARE SO BADLY INCREASED THEY WILL NEVER BE CORRECT, OR ABLE TO BE CORRECTED. MATTER FACT THE NUMBERS SHOW THAT MASK MANDATES IN BLUE STATES SHOW WAY WAY HIGHER CASES AND DEATHS. THEY’VE MADE UP SCIENCE FOR 2020 TO CLAIM MASK AND DISTANCING WORKS, BUT PRIOR TO 2020 ALL SCIENCE SAID MASK DO NOT BLOCK VIRUSES. ESPECIALLY THIS VIRUS IS SO SMALL, MEDICAL AND ESPECIALLY CLOTH MASK DO NOT BLOCK THIS NANO SMALL (SMOKE SIZE) VIRUS. THEN YOUR EYE’S AND SKIN ARE EXPOSED. ALSO YOU GO HOME WITH ALL THESE GERMS AND TAKE THEM IN WITH YOU. IMPROVING YOUR HEALTH, AND DOING PREVENTATIVES, AND HAVING ACCESS TO THE MANY KNOWN TREATMENTS IS WAY WISER. WEARING A MASK IN DEHUMANIZING!!!!!!!!!!!! I CONSTANTLY SEE ELDERLY, NOT GREAT SHAPE OR HEALTH PEOPLE WEARING MASK IN STORES, AND THEY ARE CLEARLY HAVING DIFFICULTLY BREATHING, THEY’RE STAGGERING, NAIL BEDS ARE BLUISH IN SOME CASES VERY BLUE. YET THESE SEEMLY ADULT SENIORS ARE SO FEAR COMSUMED THEY WILL NOT REMOVE THIS MASK THAT IS HARMING THEIR BODIES. IN A STATE WITH HEALTH WAIVERS. MANY DOCTORS HAVE SAID WEARING THESE MASK ARE WAY MORE HARMFUL THAN THEY ARE HELPFUL, YET THESE DOCTOR’S AND SCIENTIST AREN’T LISTENED TO WHY?????

Sharon
7 months ago
Reply to  herblady

Amen. I will never get the vaccine Wake up people do your research. There are ingredients in vaccines that are known to be toxic to our bodies. There are two ingredients that have never been tested on humans. I am not signing up for a study. It has never been tested on someone my age. I have cancer and it has never been tested on cancer patients. There have been over 1500 deaths associated with this and thousands of adverse effects.

herblady
7 months ago
Reply to  Sharon

Yes Correct. 1500 is only 1% of all shots given, only 1% of all adverse reactions have been reported to that site, few people know about reporting reactions, and also only the Really bad reactions even get listed, others are not put down. More info at healthimpactnews .com site, also at drtenpenny .com site, also Dr. Andrew Kaufman, also Dr Simone Gold & America’s Front line doctors site, also Professor Dolores Cahill world renowned Scientist and Immunologist, many other’s.

Frank
7 months ago

We all know what a joke this is…I mean from the people in charge down to their policies. I just hope that they don’t get us in beyond repair…

rfox
7 months ago

Remember where Goerbels got the idea of repeating a lie until it becomes true in the eyes of the public. From the woodrow wilson administration!

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