Biden Says He’d Use Executive Powers to Force Americans to Wear Masks in Public

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Joe Biden is now on the record saying he would federally mandate public mask-wearing if he becomes president by using executive powers, according to CBS News.

That’s enough for me not to vote for him. I mean, yes, we could add it to the list of a million other reasons, but still.

Biden’s position on this issue is just a small example of the federal nanny state he would impose on this nation. President Trump has been widely criticized for the lack of a cohesive federal response, leaving decisions to the states. But that is federalism! He has actually governed in the way our Founding Fathers intended.

From Breitbart:

In an interview with Pittsburgh CBS affiliate KDKA, Biden said that he would use federal power to “mandate” masks.

Q: I know you have been critical of the president’s handling of the pandemic in the past. But let’s look ahead. If you became president tomorrow, what would you do differently regarding the pandemic and getting these surging cases now under control?

Biden: I would go back to making sure that everybody had masks, that you had PPE [personal protective equipment] lined up, we’d have been making sure we stockpile all the things that we need that we don’t have now. The one thing we do know, these masks make a gigantic difference. I would insist that everybody out in public be wearing that mask. Anyone to reopen — would have to make sure that they walked in their business that had masks.

Q: Couldn’t you use the federal leverage to mandate that, though?

Biden: Yes.

Q: Would you?

Biden: Yes, I would from an executive standpoint, yes, i would.

Q: So you would, in effect, mandate the wearing of masks.

Biden:  I would do everything possible to make it required that people had to wear masks in public.

How exactly will you enforce this Joe? The federal government has been incapable, or unwilling, to protect our monuments or effectively seal our borders. Yet we are going to make over 300 million Americans wear masks?

Maybe Biden plans to defund the real police and create a new mask police force. What is Biden smoking?

Why do Democrats focus all their restrictions and control on the law-abiding? They seem to have an affinity for chaos and rioters but want to really stick it to the regular folks.

Wearing a mask is a very personal choice. I fully support each business deciding if they require customers to wear a mask and I choose either to abide or shop elsewhere. The last thing we need is the freaking federal government mandating such an issue.