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Joe Biden Admits His National Mask Mandate Idea Is Unconstitutional

2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden admitted Monday that his proposal to implement a national mask mandate is unconstitutional.

Biden has called for a federal mandate time and again throughout the election and often points out how such an action was a prime example of how he would handle the COVID-19 pandemic differently than President Trump.

Biden has repeatedly said Trump “failed to act,” but also admitted to CBS 5 in Arizona, “There’s a constitutional issue whether the federal government can issue such a mandate.”

Biden added, “I don’t think constitutionally they could, so I wouldn’t issue a mandate.”

Last week Biden denied that he ever wanted such a mandate and insisted he was a “constitutionalist.”

The former vice president said he would ask state and local authorities to impose a mask mandate.

“I’m a constitutionalist,” Biden said. “You can’t do things the Constitution does not allow you the power to do.”

But during the Democratic National Convention, a national mask mandate was called for by Biden.

“We’ll have a national mandate to wear a mask,” Biden said.

A week before the Dems' convention, Biden even said Americans should wear masks while they are “outside.”

“Let’s institute a mask mandate nationwide,” Biden said. “Every single American should be wearing a mask when they are outside for the next three months at a minimum."

Biden said that doing so was “your responsibility as an American.”

The election is less than two months away. Who knows what position Biden will take next on a potential nationwide mask mandate. He certainly doesn't.


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