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Joe Biden Says Covid Emergency Will End When Supreme Court Puts an End to It

President Joe Biden, in one fell swoop, made one of the most revealing statements on the Covid ’emergency’ yet, and unwittingly damned the Supreme Court for allowing unlawful Covid mandates to stand.

In a statement to the press, Biden was asked when the Covid ’emergency’ will end.

“What’s behind the decision to end the Covid emergency?” NBC reporter Kristin Welker yelled at the president off-camera.

“The Covid emergency will end when the Supreme Court ends it,” Biden responded. “We’ve extended it to May the 15th to make sure we get everything done. That’s all.”

Biden’s statement confused political observers on Twitter and mobilized some to push back against the White House’s arbitrary timeline.

Rep. Michael Cloud (R-TX) tweeted, “Biden to reporters: ‘The Covid Emergency will end when the Supreme Court ends it.’ Not if Congress ends it first. It’s way beyond time to rein in out-of-control executive authority. #EndTheEmergencyNOW.”

Commentary associate editor Noah Rothman tweeted, “Reasonable to infer a slip/admission against interest regarding the fact that the public health emergency exists to justify policy prescriptions that otherwise have no legal justification.”

Talk show host Dave Rubin jabbed the president with a sarcastic remark.

“’The Covid emergency will end when the Supreme Court ends it.’ Sure sounds like science to me,” he tweeted.

Republican rapid response director Tommy Pigott compared Biden to Emperor Palpatine of the Star Wars films.

“Real Palpatine vibes from Joe Biden here,” he snarked.

But there were other remarks coming from judicial watchers from varying legal perspectives that undercut Biden’s claim.

Lawyer Tom Spencer called Biden’s statement was a “Complete and utterly outrageous Lie.” Georgetown Law professor Randy Barnett decried the notion that the Supreme Court decides when a pandemic’s emergency status is over.”What? Now that would be true judicial supremacy.”

President Joe Biden had stated in an interview in September that Covid is “over.” But after the White House did damage control for the president’s statement, it turned out that time would come much later. On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that the White House will let the “emergency” expire in mid-May.

This development comes as the Biden administration in January continued its Covid ’emergency’ until at least April via the TSA requirement that all non-citizen travelers to the United States be “fully vaccinated” for the virus. The U.S. Senate is now considering a package of bills that would put an end to virtually all of Biden’s Covid mandates.


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