Biden Says It’s Americans’ ‘Patriotic Responsibility To Wear A Mask’

Former vice president and establishment-assumed President-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday that “it’s a patriotic responsibility to wear a mask, to socially distance.”

Biden made his comments during an interview with “NBC Nightly News,” his first full interview since the election.

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Biden: ‘I Think It’s A Patriotic Responsibility To Wear A Mask, To Socially Distance’

Biden said, “I hope that we’re going to be able to have a united voice on the need to mask, socially distance, testing and tracing.”

“They’re critical, critical pieces to dealing with bringing down this virus in a more manageable place,” he added. “The words of a president matter.”

Then Biden stressed the importance, and what he called a patriotic duty, to wear a mask during the coronavirus pandemic.

“And I think it’s critically important, I think it’s a patriotic responsibility to wear a mask, to socially distance,” Biden said.


Biden Once Pushed A National Mask Mandate, Then Walked It Back

All Americans should be responsible during this pandemic and mask wearing is certainly a part of that.

But patriotism in America also means standing up for the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Our Constitution gives Americans the right to peacefully assemble and does not give the president the right to issue government mandates to wear masks or any other similar action via executive order.

Earlier in this election, Biden said he would enforce a national mask mandate, but then walked back his comments once he realized enforcing such an executive order went beyond any president’s constitutional bounds.


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Still, Biden Said It – We Know How Much Power he Wants

“The federal government,” Biden said during a presidential debate in early September, “there’s a constitutional issue whether federal government could issue such a mandate. I don’t think constitutionally they could, so I wouldn’t issue a mandate.”

But he still said it. Biden still wants it.

It can’t help but remind us of how much power a President Joe Biden would like to assume if legally allowed.

John Hanson

is a professional writer and editor with over 15 years of experience in conservative media and Republican politics. He has been a special guest on Fox News, Sirius XM, appeared as the guest of various popular personalities, and has had a lifelong interest in right-leaning politics.

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