You always knew this day would come. The inevitable turn when Democrats would take credit for lifting their own COVID restrictions.
In what could be the opening shot in the gambit, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries credited President Biden’s “leadership” for mask mandates being relaxed in several states, despite the fact the White House insisted a day earlier that mask rules remain in place.
Jeffries made the comments during a press briefing Tuesday when prompted to comment on the idea that Democrats may be rushing a relaxation of pandemic rules with the midterm elections approaching.
“Job creation is up, wages are up, unemployment is down and the Omicron variant is in retreat,” the New York Democrat said.
“And that’s not by accident. That’s because under President Biden’s leadership, a public health infrastructure was put into place,” he claimed, “to ensure that we can do everything possible to crush the virus, and that is what has been happening.”
.@RepJeffries credits Biden for states dropping mask mandates: “That’s because under President Biden’s leadership, a public health infrastructure was put into place … to ensure that we can do everything possible to crush the virus, and that is what has been happening” pic.twitter.com/FDjJrjA7aB
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 8, 2022
Democrats Will Try To Take Credit Ahead Of Midterms
There is a whole lot of mental gymnastics one has to perform in order to claim President Biden deserves credit for mask mandates being lifted in several states.
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Liberal governors in the states of New Jersey, Delaware, and Connecticut have all opted to end mask mandates for school children in their own states.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul is expected to announce a similar move for businesses in the Empire State, but will reportedly keep masks on school children.
While the rest of her fellow blue state control freak Governors are announcing the end to their mask mandates, it’s now being reported that Kathy Hochul is going to EXTEND New York’s mask mandate on kids as young as TWO. This is child abuse & illegal. #UNMASKOURCHILDREN
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) February 8, 2022
The biggest hurdle in Jeffries’ epic Jedi mind trick Olympiad is the fact that the administration itself insisted one day earlier that mask mandates should remain in place.
“We recommend masking in schools. That is the recommendation from the CDC,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in her daily briefing Monday.
Biden’s “leadership” is literally telling everybody to stop relaxing the mask mandates, but Jeffries is trying to convince the American people that, to quote Jim Carrey in Liar, Liar, “the goddamn pen is blue!”
Mark my words: This gaslighting will only continue as the Democrats try to stave off a red wave in 2022.
Jen Psaki says it “remains” Biden’s recommendation that schools should force 2-year-olds to wear masks. pic.twitter.com/xfxqE8k1sk
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 7, 2022
Representative Hakeem Jeffries’ comments come as CNN medical analyst Leana Wen admitted the decision to mask should shift from a government mandate to an individual choice.
“I am not saying … no one should ever wear masks, but rather that the responsibility should shift from a government mandate imposed from the state or local district of the school, rather it should shift to an individual responsibility by the family,” Wen said.
“The science has changed,” she notes.
“The science has changed.” @DrLeanaWen explains why she supports lifting some pandemic restrictions and thinks the decision to wear a mask should shift from a government mandate to an individual choice. pic.twitter.com/vaiybBBF2b
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) February 8, 2022
Jeffries is considered the frontrunner to take over for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as Democrat leader when she decides to retire.
Those plans might be on hold with the 81-year-old Pelosi recently announcing she would run for re-election to another term late last month.
Jeffries once claimed that every racist in America supported Donald Trump for President.
“Many of us are wondering, why were so many people who worshiped at the altar of white supremacy drawn to Donald Trump’s campaign?” Jeffries asked. “We do know that every racist in America voted for Donald Trump.”
“Not every American who voted for Donald Trump is a racist, but I am clear that every racist in America likely voted for Donald Trump and the reality is, as a result of that fact, Donald Trump sees this group of Americans as part of his base,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries says. pic.twitter.com/Lh7dGTfmUo
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) October 1, 2020
Aside from touting Biden’s “leadership” in lifting mask mandates, Jeffries also claims the President “leaned into the science” when it came to vaccines.
“A year later, more than two hundred million Americans are fully vaccinated,” the Democrat said.
“That doesn’t happen by accident,” he added. “Because President Biden and Democrats in the House and the Senate have leaned into the science, to the evidence, to standing up a robust public infrastructure, and now we are seeing the fruits of that work.”
There had been more deaths from COVID-19 in 2021 than 2020.
Leaning into the science led leader Biden to claim vaccinated Americans couldn’t get sick or end up in the hospital with COVID.
Biden on CNN: “you’re not going to get Covid if you have these vaccinations.” pic.twitter.com/d7V8W7ooh7
— Marina Medvin 🇺🇸 (@MarinaMedvin) January 10, 2022
Nobody is leaning into the science on the Democrat side of the aisle. They’re leaning into the polls. And the polls are telling them people are fed up with mandates.
And if the people remain disillusioned heading into the midterm elections it will be a bloodbath for the resistance party. It doesn’t matter how many lies they tell the American people.