Is Joe Biden Condoning Uighur Persecution in China as 'Cultural Norm'?
Feb 17 2021
Mr. Biden offered a frank description of what it's like to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. during his CNN town hall on February 16 night, referencing past Presidents who have spoken of the building as "a little like a gilded cage".
Just last week, the Biden-Harris administration, which has shown sympathy to teachers unions' anti-science approach, signaled its intent to use the CDC's new, official guidelines concerning education and COVID-19 to justify keeping many schools closed based on the rate of community COVID-19 transmission in certain areas.
Mr. Biden, asked about the comments during the town hall at a Milwaukee theater, called it a "mistake in the communication" and said he had been pushing for opening most K-8 schools, which he called "the easiest to open, the most needed to be open".
Guthrie exasperatedly then tried again: "I don't want to beat it to death, but I know there are teachers listening, and the CDC has said they don't have to be vaccinated to go back to school".
A week ago, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Biden's goal "is to have the majority of schools - so, more than 50% - open by day 100 of his presidency".
In other words, Congress has to approve a stimulus bill in order for schools to safely get teachers back into the business of teaching as opposed to scarfing down bonbons while binge-watching Netflix videos.
The CDC's statement yesterday reverses her statement of February 3, flies in the face of the guidelines she issued last week, and ignores observable data that parochial and other private schools, as well as charter schools, have successfully engaged in full-time, in-person classes for many months and encountered no problems. "We will have reached 400 million doses by the end of May and 600 million by the end of July", he said, per CNN.
But with many of his answers, he sought to emphasize the need for funding to achieve his goals.
Biden underscored how much he wants to move beyond Donald Trump on Tuesday night, repeatedly refusing to talk about the former president and saying at one point, "I'm exhausted of talking about Donald Trump".
"For four years, all that's been in the news is Trump". Biden made the comments while speaking at a CNNtown hall in Wisconsin. He said he believes he lacks the authority to forgive student loan debt on a larger scale. He also said he was optimistic about passing legislation to study police reforms.
"There's things I would do by itself, but not at the expense of saying I'm never going to do the other", he said.
Biden seemed to revel in his first opportunity for extended interaction with ordinary Americans since the inauguration.
"We got them to move up the time because we used the National Defense Act to help the manufacturing piece of it to get more equipment and so on", Biden continued. The House is expected to vote on the measure next week.
Biden landed on a slick, snow-covered tarmac to below-freezing weather about 90 minutes before the 9 p.m. EST program.