Biden’s pathetic bid to blame GOP governors for COVID spike
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is absolutely right in calling out President Joe Biden’s COVID hypocrisy: The president is blaming the surge in cases partly on DeSantis and other GOP governors who resist tighter restrictions — even as Biden lets thousands of COVID-positive migrants flood the nation.
Biden is “lecturing people about imposing COVID restrictions and lockdowns and not only doing nothing to stop the border surge but actually facilitating it,” notes the Floridian. He’s “bringing in people from over 100 different countries across the southern border.”
Biden knows he has a problem: He says he’ll enforce a Trump-era rule, Title 42, that lets officials turn away migrants for public-health reasons, and he’ll offer vaccinations to those in US custody.
Yet he’s not ready to admit the bigger issue: By abandoning successful policies that President Donald Trump put in place to control the border, Biden himself created a nightmare.
As John Daniel Davidson notes nearby, the president tried to dismiss the border crisis as merely a seasonal problem. The winter increase at the southern border, he insisted in March, happens “every single, solitary year” — suggesting there’d be a drop in the numbers by summer.
Well, it’s summer — and the numbers have only grown higher, with each month setting new records.
Team Biden’s promises about vaccines for migrants is a clear acknowledgment that illegal border-crossers are fueling the problem — and the first step toward solving a problem, as they say, is recognizing you have one. Great. Alas, his shifting the blame toward others doesn’t inspire confidence.