Back in 2020, then-candidate Joe Biden declared that anyone “responsible” for the 220,000 coronavirus-related deaths that had occurred up to that point in time “should not remain President of the United States,” and given that significantly more fatalities than that have been tallied on his watch, it begs the question of whether he is now planning to resign.
As Breitbart pointed out earlier this month, statistics from Johns Hopkins University revealed that when Biden reached the Oval Office in January of this year, 396,442 virus deaths had been registered in the United States, but by the first week of December, 2021 792,971 fatalities had occurred, indicating that more Americans have died during his tenure than did during his predecessor’s.
Even the unwavering Biden apologists at the New York Times was forced to admit that the death toll under Biden had surpassed that of former President Donald Trump, lamenting, “This was supposed to be the year vaccines brought the pandemic under control. Instead, more people in the United States have died from COVID-19 this year than died last year, before vaccines were available.”
As such, many have been reminded of Biden’s own words, uttered during an October 2020 presidential debate against Trump in which he asserted that “anyone who’s responsible for that many [COVID-19] deaths…should not remain as president,” even though the total fatalities at that moment in time stood at approximately 220,000.
Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy underscored Biden’s apparent hypocrisy on the issue, asking White House press secretary Jen Psaki recently whether the benchmark articulated by her boss on the campaign trail is “still the standard now that more Americans have died” under her the leadership of her boss than of Trump.
Rarely one to provide a good faith answer to a direct question such as Doocy’s, Psaki dodged and weaved, saying, “I think the fundamental question here is what are you doing to save lives and protect people.”
Following up on that non-answer, Doocy inquired as to what had become of Biden’s prior promise to “shut down” the pandemic,” with Psaki replying meekly, “We’re working on it.”
Not surprisingly, Trump himself was unwilling to let Biden’s own double standard on COVID-19 deaths go unnoticed, declaring, according to Breitbart, that the current president has been “badly” beaten by the virus, and after reminding Americans that “[Biden] said anybody with his results should leave office,” rhetorically asking, “Well, Joe, what are you waiting for?”
Given his prior proclamations about presidential responsibility for coronavirus deaths, Biden should do the honorable thing and resign, or at the very least, attempt to justify his refusal to be held to the same standard he insisted should have applied to Trump, though an act of such consistency on the part of this particular commander in chief would certainly be playing against type.