For over seven months Joe Biden did not sit down for interview with a news outlet.
Finally last month, the president’s handlers accepted an interview request from 60 minutes. The interview aired on September 18.
During the more, “off the cuff” interview, the declining 79 year old shared, to his handlers dismay, said the COVID pandemic was over.
“The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with COVID. We’re still doing a lot of work on it. But the pandemic is over,” President Biden tells 60 Minutes in an interview in Detroit. https://t.co/7SixTE3OMT pic.twitter.com/s5fyjRpYuX
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) September 19, 2022
In addition Biden answered questions concerning 2024.
“Sir, are you committed to running again, or are there certain conditions that have to be right?” Scott Pelley asked.
“Look, if I were to say to you, I’m running again, all of a sudden, a whole range of things come into play that I have– requirements I have to change and move and do,” Biden said.
“In terms of election laws. and it’s much too early to make that kind of decision. I’m a great respecter of fate. And so, what I’m doing is I’m doing my job. I’m gonna do that job. And within the timeframe that makes sense after this next election cycle here, going into next year, make a judgment on what to do,” he added.
The administration has been walking back Joe’s comments and clarifying what he “really meant”.
The main reason why, is Biden subsequently announced he had arbitrarily decided to giving billions of dollars in student loan debt relief to millions of Americans, but without congressional approval.
The problem with the president’s decision is the law he is using to justify the current debt relief was previously used when our nation was at war, but we are not involved in one today.
The Office of Legal Counsel in Biden’s Department of Justice has released a memo concluding that student loan forgiveness can be implemented via a 2003 law called the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students (HEROES) Act.
As implied by the name and year of the HEROES Act, the law was enacted as a reaction to the Iraq War.
Several of the floor statements from members of Congress when the HEROES Act was introduced reveal that a primary motivation for the act was to ensure that military members didn’t fall into default on their student loans while serving their country.
Today, Joe Biden announced that the COVID emergency is still in place as he renewed the COVID emergency actions for another 90 days.
The Biden administration extended the Covid-19 pandemic’s status as a public health emergency for another 90 days, preserving measures such as expanded Medicaid and higher payments to hospitals.
The decision follows comments President Biden made in September describing the pandemic as over. Some Republican lawmakers said afterward that the administration should wind down its pandemic response and the emergency designation.
Biden’s flip flopping, making up laws and taking other unconstitutional actions are a main reason he has lost the support of a majority of Americans.
To summarize; Biden has to put the emergency back in place before the courts hear arguments from several states challenging his students debt relief action.
So even though Biden was correct that the COVID emergency in the US is over, Joe is now hiding behind his Surgeon General’s assessment, “We’re losing about 400 people a day on average to this virus. We need to get that number lower. We have people who are struggling with long Covid.”
Biden used emergency covid declaration to enact student loan forgiveness and this is why Scott Pelley is a bad journalist and interviewer. https://t.co/ZCpdvrqf0S
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) September 19, 2022
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