Biden Deflects Blame For His COVID-19 Failures
“Misinformation” is not the culprit.
President Joe Biden accused Facebook of “killing people” by posting alleged “misinformation” about the risks of being vaccinated against COVID-19. Biden tried to walk back his ludicrous claim shortly thereafter, but the fact that he said it in the first place indicates his deranged state of mind.
Meanwhile, Biden’s Department of Justice decided that the actual killing of the vulnerable elderly residing in nursing homes as a result of state government edicts was not worth the DOJ’s time investigating as a civil rights violation.
The Biden administration is also allowing illegal immigrants into the country, irrespective of their exposure to the coronavirus. Some with COVID-19 were allowed to enter and remain in the country. Others have refused the opportunity to be vaccinated. The Biden administration is willing to risk Americans’ lives by knowingly opening the nation’s border to potential super spreaders who should not be in the country in the first place.
Talking about who really killed people, consider what Democrat Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, as well as the Democrat governors of Pennsylvania and Michigan, did at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. They demanded that their states’ nursing homes accept coronavirus-infected patients after they were released from hospitals. Thousands of nursing home residents died as a result.
Cuomo was the worst offender. He was responsible for the deaths of more than 15,000 elderly people confined in nursing home facilities. Cuomo abused his emergency powers by prohibiting nursing homes from rejecting COVID-19 patients who had been released from hospitals. Then the Cuomo administration made things even worse by trying to cover up the actual number of fatalities.
The Democrat governors of Michigan and Pennsylvania issued similar directives. At least 2,000 nursing home residents died from COVID-19 on Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s watch. In Pennsylvania, there were more than 4,000 nursing home deaths related to COVID-19 on Democrat Governor Tom Wolf’s watch.
The Biden administration gave political cover to Governors Cuomo, Whitmer, and Wolf. The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, which is supposed to enforce the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), refused to do so in connection with the nursing home COVID-19 deaths that followed the governors’ reckless edicts.
The Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act authorizes the Attorney General to bring actions against state or local governments for violating the civil rights of persons institutionalized in publicly operated facilities, including nursing homes. The Civil Rights Division abdicated its responsibility to hold accountable those government officials who violated the most important civil right of all when it came to the nursing home victims – their right to life.
The DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, under the leadership of radical leftist Kristen Clarke, basically told the families of the victims to get over it. But the families will not go away quietly.
For example, Haydee Pabey, whose mother died of COVID-19 in a Manhattan nursing home, said, “The Justice Department turned its back on seniors who died. The Justice Department covered up the cover-up. I do believe this is political. Biden doesn’t want to shed a negative light on Cuomo, the Democrats and the Democratic Party. He’s trying to sweep this under the rug.”
Biden’s Department of Justice has other priorities that it considers to be more important than pursuing justice for the thousands of nursing home victims who died because of the governors' actions, as well as justice for their families. It would rather harass police departments with bogus investigations and pursue frivolous lawsuits against states passing laws to ensure election integrity.
The Biden administration’s indifference to the needless deaths of nursing home residents from COVID-19 due to the Democrat governors’ arbitrary edicts is outrageous enough. However, the Biden administration is also playing Russian roulette with the lives of Americans who are exposed to the coronavirus brought into the country by illegal immigrants the administration is welcoming to the United States.
According to current Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) data cited recently by Fox News, “there are 1,182 positive cases among 27,067 detainees in custody.” That translates to a 4.3 percent positivity rate.
The Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector in Texas has been particularly hard hit as daily surges of illegal immigrants there have continued to rise in number. During the first two weeks of July, the RGV Sector experienced a 900% increase in the number of detainees who tested positive for COVID-19 compared to the previous 14 months, Fox News reported, based on information sourced from a slide distributed to RGV Border Patrol managers. Scores of border control agents in the RGV Sector have become infected with the coronavirus.
Biden’s open border policy is jeopardizing the lives of government officials who come into contact with infected illegal immigrants in their custody. Biden’s catch-and-release policy then accelerates the spread of the coronavirus from the infected illegal immigrants to Americans across the United States.
Biden wants to censor alleged “misinformation” about the vaccines that he believes is contributing to vaccine hesitancy among some Americans. Yet, we don’t hear Biden expressing any concern about the fact that nearly one-third of immigrants in ICE custody have refused to take the COVID-19 vaccine when offered. It’s time to send these recalcitrant individuals back to where they came from. But Biden and the Democrat party want them to stay and eventually become reliable Democrat voters.
To sum up, while Biden claims that alleged “misinformation” on social media about vaccination against COVID-19 is killing people, his Department of Justice is turning a blind eye to the reckless edicts from Democrat governors that really did end up costing the lives of thousands of people in nursing homes.
While Biden blames others for the spread of the coronavirus that is killing people, Biden’s own open border policies have been putting Americans' lives at risk. Biden’s Department of Homeland Security finally acknowledged that there is a problem at the border. It announced on July 26th a modest change in policy, stipulating that certain family units "will be placed in expedited removal proceedings.” But it is too little too late. The administration has already allowed coronavirus-infected illegal immigrants to enter and remain in the country, where they are spreading the virus to Americans with whom they come into contact. These immigrants should have been immediately deported after being tested positive for the virus. But the Biden administration decided to let them stay for political reasons.
Finally, Biden is failing to expel illegal immigrants in ICE custody who refuse to take the vaccine that he is pushing so hard for all Americans to take.
To put it mildly, Biden is either a hypocrite, out of touch with reality, or a combination of both.