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Joe Biden Said It: He ‘Should Not Remain As President’

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“220,000 Americans dead. You hear nothing else I say tonight, hear this. Anyone who … is responsible for that many deaths should not remain as president of the United States of America.”

That was Joe Biden at his last debate on Oct. 22, 2020, with then-President Donald Trump.

At that debate, Biden went on to proclaim that the only reason all those people died was that Trump had failed to do things such as test people and issue mask mandates.

“What I would do,” he said, “is make sure we have everyone encouraged to wear a mask all the time. I would make sure we move into the direction of rapid testing, investing in rapid testing. I would make sure that we set up national standards as to how to open up schools and open up businesses so they can be safe and give them the wherewithal, the financial resources to be able to do that.”

Then he declared:

“And so, folks, I will take care of this. I will end this.”

If you hear nothing else Biden said that night, hear this: “I will end this.”

That promise, more than anything else, got Biden into the White House.

Fast forward to today. Biden has been in office nearly 10 months, and how has he done at “ending this”?

Over those months, more than 21 million people have contracted COVID-19. More than 332,000 of them died from the disease. Recently Biden’s own (fully vaxxed) press secretary tested positive for COVID, as did an aide who’d been traveling abroad with the president.

What’s more, after declining over the past two months, COVID cases look poised for another spike in the winter.

All of these COVID cases and deaths happened even though Biden had put his entire “plan” into action. He got nearly $2 trillion in COVID-fighting funds approved in March. Mask use has been widespread. A record number of people are getting tested under Biden — more than 333.3 million since he took office. Plus, Biden had three vaccines available to him, none of which he was counting on when he promised to “end this.”

So it stands to reason that if Biden’s “plan” would have prevented the 220,000 deaths that had happened before the November 2020 election, it should have prevented the 341,000+ who’ve died since he got the keys to the White House. Right?

And if — as Biden kept insisting — Trump was responsible for 220,000 COVID deaths that had occurred by Oct. 22, 2020, doesn’t that make Biden responsible for the 341,000+ who’ve died from COVID on his watch? Doesn’t that also mean that Biden, by his own standard, “should not remain as president”?

The other option, of course, is that Biden knew all along that his plan wouldn’t “end this.” He and his advisers almost certainly knew that nothing Trump did or didn’t do would have stopped COVID from spreading in the U.S.

But if Biden did know that, then he was brazenly lying to the public to win the election.

So, doesn’t that mean that Biden is either a bald-faced liar or a mass murderer? Either way, again, using his own standards, he has forfeited the right to remain as president, and both he and his equally inept vice president, Kamala Harris, should step down. 

That’s not going to happen, of course. But so long as people insist that Trump was responsible for every COVID death that occurred on his watch, we will insist that Biden heed his own counsel and resign from the presidency.

— Written by the I&I Editorial Board

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8 comments

    • Win the House in ’22, install Trump as Speaker, impeach Biden AND Harris, install guess who.

  • Alzheimer Joe, the Democrats, and their lying corrupt FAKE NEWS MEDIA made COVID political to damage Trump when it always should have been about health. When Biden took office he and the democrat tripled down to seize power and demonize people who support Trump. I’m a Trump supporter and I’ve had 2 shots of Moderna, COVID, and I’ll get a booster. I did it after careful research taking into account that I’m 64, and overweight. I did it watching everything I could on FOX NEWS, and the doing my own research.
    But I absolutely am opposed to the NAZI like Biden/Dem mandates and demonization they and their FAKE NEWS media have used to divide America. They made it about politics with their hate and that guaranteed more people would NOT get vaccinated. In every way possible Biden and the Democrats have mishandled COVID and killed more people since they seem to think President’s are responsible deaths during their Presidency. Biden should go, but not because he’s just a moron and a total failure. The man has Alzheimer DEMENTIA. He crapped his pants with the POPE, and let a huge one rep with the Royal Family. The man is incontinent and brain dead. He doesn’t know what to do about anything, and the morons around him are worse. He’s not mentally fit to be President. Our enemies know it, and its time to stop the insanity.

  • Strangely, I never see any Biden bumper stickers. I never see anyone admitting they voted for him. Where are those 81 million voters?

    They don’t exist and Biden did not win any election. God save our country!

  • Plagiarist, fabulist, liar, bloviator, pontificator, bully: who would have thought these qualifications would appear on the President’s resume?

  • The democrats love to boost those numbers as high as they can. All they have to do is find covid in a patient and it doesn’t matter if he died in a house fire of smoke inhalation. No, no, his death certificate will read “HE DIED OF COVID”!

  • Joe Biden was elected president after campaigning as a moderate who would soothe the rough edges left in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidency. The latter reveled in the idea of disruption both domestically and internationally, and was the ringmaster of a loud and raucous Oval Office circus which many voters came to dislike. After election, however, Biden abandoned moderation and adopted a far left agenda, leaving a majority of his voters dismayed by this progressive lurch. In addition to his abrasive transition from comfortable moderate to fiery radical, Biden demonstrated incompetence in acquitting responsibilities of the presidency, leaving the idea that someone or some progressive group is his surrogate, a Rasputin acting in Biden’s name. There is no demulcent that can adequately dull the irritation many of us feel for this presidential poseur and no lenitive that can relieve insufferable progressive pressure to alter the country we love. The sole curative is electoral.

  • The first case of the Spanish Flu was diagnosed in March 1918, and through herd immunity, was over in the summer of 1919. H2N2 pandemic started in February 1957 and was over in 1958. The Hong Kong flu (China born) started in July of 1968 and was over by early 1970. The H1N1 (Sars) started in 2009 and was over in 2010. All of these ran their natural course without interference from the government. Nature is designed for the survival of the fittest and accomplishes this through herd immunity. The democrats, who can never let a crisis go to waste, will insure Covid-19, along with masks that do not work, ever goes away to maintain their totalitarian grip on power.
    And another thing, I wish they would quit calling the Covid shot a vaccine, it’s not. It’s a flu shot. The polio vaccine cured the spread of polio. Likewise for smallpox. This flu shot has not and will not eradicate Covid-19. All it does is boost the anti-bodies to help stave off the virus for a short period of time with boosters required periodically, and even then one is still susceptible to come down with Covid. ‘Nough said.

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