Biden Floats Issuing an Executive Order Requiring Every American to Wear Masks

by Chris White


Former Vice President Joe Biden floated the idea Thursday of issuing an executive order requiring all Americans to wear masks to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Wearing a mask can make the difference between life and death in some circumstances, Biden told a CBS affiliate in Pittsburgh. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee suggested that making masks a requirement could help reduce cases and deaths.

“The one thing we do know is these masks make a gigantic difference. I would insist that everybody out in public be wearing that mask. Anyone to reopen would have to make sure that they walked into a business that had masks,” Biden told KDKA in an interview while wearing a black mask.

“Yes, I would. From an executive standpoint, yes I would,” Biden said in response to a question about whether he would use federal power to mandate wearing a mask in public.

The KDKA reporter pressed the former vice president, asked Biden if he would mandate mask-wearing. He responded: “I would do everything possible to make it required that people had to wear masks in public.”

Biden blamed President Donald Trump in May for nearly half of the coronavirus-related deaths in the United States. The virus originated in Wuhan, China, before spreading to the United States, where it has killed nearly 124,000 people, according to the Johns Hopkins coronavirus tracker.

The former vice president has accused Trump in the past of bumbling the U.S.’s response to coronavirus, or COVID-19. Polls indicate that the barbs may be hitting their mark, with Trump trailing by significant margins in six battleground states.

Biden leads Trump in Michigan, Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Arizona, for instance, all by at least 6 points, according to data gathered by The New York Times and Siena College surveys. Biden’s lead Wisconsin and Michigan is closer to 11 points.

Biden’s campaign has not responded to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment for clarification.

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Chris White is a reporter for the Daily Caller News Foundation.
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5 Thoughts to “Biden Floats Issuing an Executive Order Requiring Every American to Wear Masks”

  1. 83ragtop50

    I recommend that Biden wear a paper sack over his entire lying head.

    1. Breathe in this mask

      I agree but instead of paper use plastic, which is more protective plus it reduces the risk of breathing contaminated air.

  2. Ron Welch

    Back in the 60’s and 70’s, the Democratic Party had some classical liberals. John F. Kennedy was an example. But now, they are virtually no true liberals who believe in individual liberty left in that party since they are most all authoritarian leftists who want to impose mandates and bans. Many are openly socialist which, if one has any historical knowledge, is a system of slavery and poverty–excepting the ruling class, of course. And In proposing forcing every American go wear a mask in public, Biden violates “pro choice” and “healthcare is a right” as for many in his party who want to impose arbitrary orders in their States and cities.

  3. Kevin

    And if you think that wearing masks will be the worst thing that a Biden presidency will bring, you’d better think again!

    For almost four years now, the “real” Democrat Party, including the out-going Obama-Biden administration has done everything possible to overthrow a duly elected President. Basically it has been a coup.

    Does anybody really think that they will stop at “just” forcing everyone to wear masks? Guns, GONE! Reasonable gas prices, GONE! Jobs, GONE! Freedoms….going, going, GONE!

  4. Julie

    Please keep interviewing Joe. He is the Trump reelection gift that keeps on giving.