President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday appealed for unity in fighting the coronavirus pandemic, telling Americans “we’re all in this together.” Yet his plea comes as his fellow Democrats continue getting busted for breaking the same rules that they continue to preach.
Biden’s Thanksgiving eve address to the nation comes amid a surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. The former vice president called on Americans to take precautions to try to stem the tide of the virus, by wearing masks and practicing social distancing.
"Each of us has a responsibility in our own lives to do what we can to slow the virus," he said in remarks in Wilmington, Del. While he said the federal government has "vast powers" to combat the virus, "the federal government can't do it alone."
Biden said that until there's a vaccine, wearing masks, social distancing and limiting the size of gatherings "are our most effective tools to combat the virus."
"This is the moment when we need to steel our spines, redouble our efforts and recommit ourselves to this fight," Biden said. "We're all in this together."
But the president-elect has been curiously silent on the increasingly long list of his fellow Democrats who had made headlines for flouting coronavirus rules – despite a nationwide surge in cases.
Earlier this month, California Gov. Gavin Newsom drew outrage after photos emerged of him dining at one of the state’s most exclusive fine-dining restaurants in violation of his own coronavirus orders.
The Democratic governor acknowledged he attended a birthday party with a dozen friends on Nov. 6 at the posh French Laundry in wine country north of San Francisco.
On the East Coast, D. C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has been widely condemned for attending Biden’s presidential victory speech in Delaware – de... (Read more)
Submitted 61 days ago