These people are just embarrassing themselves.
A year and a half after comparing former President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 response to –– at the time –– President hopeful Joe Biden’s response, White House Chief of Staff is left with egg on his face.
Following remarks by President Joe Biden that the resolution for the most recent COVID-19 wave, caused by the Omicron variant, would be resolved by states –– instead of the federal government. These comments contrast remarks made in June 2020, when Klain tweeted criticism for former President Donald Trump’s state approach to the pandemic, touting that Joe Biden would be the better option.
In June 2020, during the height of the presidential campaigning season, Klain promised that if Biden won the election, the Democrat President would use the federal government full force to combat the pandemic.
In the tweet, Klain said that COVID could not be overcome with an ‘Articles of Confederation’ response, Klain then added that it was national government responsibility. He then highlighted the national disaster policies before emphasizing that if Donald Trump wouldn’t use these policies, Biden would.
Yet it seems as though Biden has backtracked from these statements made during his campaign.
Speaking to the National Governors Association, Biden shifted responsibility for the management of the Omicron variant response to state governments. Biden went on to say that there wasn’t a federal solution, stating that the latest wave “gets solved at a state level.”
Besides contradicting Klain’s statements, Biden’s remarks also contradict earlier remarks made by the President in which he promised to “shut down the virus.”
It seems as though this drastic policy change had been foreshadowed by Deputy President Kamala Harris. In a Los Angeles Times article, Harris said that each wave had taken the Biden administration by surprise, before mentioning the government had not anticipated Delta and now, hadn’t anticipated Omicron.