Connect with us

Published

on

Advertisement

Joe Biden is too busy with his Fourth of July plans to answer questions about our soldiers’ involvement in Afghanistan.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Comments

Covid-19

Biden asks Republicans who refused to be vaccinated to ‘get out of the way’

“If you’re not going to help, at least get out of the way of people trying to do the right thing,” Biden said.

Published

on

Advertisement

President Joe Biden called on resistant Republican governors to “get out of the way” of vaccine rules aimed at containing the more transmissible and dangerous COVID-19 variant. He backed city and private mandates requiring people to be vaccinated to go about some daily activities.

Speaking Tuesday from the White House, Biden sharply criticized Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and other officials who have moved to block the reimposition of mask mandates to slow the delta strain of the virus. The strain is surging in their states and other parts of the country that have large numbers of unvaccinated people.

“If you’re not going to help, at least get out of the way of people trying to do the right thing,” Biden said.

Biden endorsed New York City’s move to require vaccinations to dine indoors or go to the gym, as well as corporate moves to require vaccines to return to work, and said more localities and businesses should follow suit. Such policies have been barred to varying degrees in at least seven GOP-led states.

A rise in infections in the U.S., fueled by the highly contagious delta strain of the virus, led U.S. public health officials last week to recommend that even people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 resume wearing face coverings in some public indoor settings.

After months of dangling carrots of incentive to Americans to get vaccinated — including million- dollar cash lotteries and opportunities to earn free college tuition — the Biden administration is looking to wield a stick by making it harder for people to remain unvaccinated without seeing their daily lives disrupted.

As he seeks to drive up vaccinations at home, Biden is also spotlighting his administration’s progress in sharing shots with the rest of the world — an initiative helped in part by the slowed pace of domestic vaccination that has increased the nation’s stockpile of doses. Roughly 90 million eligible Americans aged 12 and over have yet to receive one dose of vaccine.

Biden announced that the U.S. has donated and shipped more than 110 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to more than 60 countries, ranging from Afghanistan to Zambia.

Advertisement

“Vaccinate America and help vaccinate the world,” Biden said, “That’s how we’re going to beat this thing.”

Biden has promised that the U.S. will be the “arsenal of vaccines” for the world, but while notable, the 110 million doses the U.S. has donated largely through a global vaccine program known as COVAX represent a fraction of what is needed worldwide.

The White House said in a statement Tuesday that U.S. at the end of August will begin shipping 500 million doses of Pfizer vaccine that it has pledged to 100 low-income countries by June 2022.

Biden had pledged to ship more than 80 million doses overseas by the end of June, but had only been able to share a fraction of that due to logistical and regulatory hurdles in recipient countries.

The pace of shipments picked up significantly through July.

Under Biden’s sharing plan, about 75% of U.S. doses are shared through COVAX, which aims to help lower- and middle-income nations, with the balance being sent to U.S. partners and allies.

The White House insists that nothing is being sought in return for the shots, contrasting its approach to Russia and China, which it alleges have used access to their domestically produced vaccines as a tool of geopolitical leverage.

Advertisement
Continue Reading

biden administration

Rep. Waltz slams Biden for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan while Navy veteran remains Taliban hostage

Published

on

By

Advertisement

Florida Rep. Michael Waltz slammed the Biden administration on Tuesday for giving away all “leverage” by pulling American troops from Afghanistan while Navy veteran Mark Frerichs remains a Taliban hostage. 

Waltz, who is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and is a Green Beret veteran of the war in Afghanistan, stressed that he’s growing more concerned about Frerichs being left behind as the U.S. moves to withdraw its military from Afghanistan by Sept. 11. 

Mark Frerichs is a contractor from Lombard, Illinois, who is believed to have been held for more than a year by the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network. Frerichs, a former Navy diver, was living in Kabul for a decade working on construction projects as an engineer when he was abducted, the Washington post reported. 

“The last American troops have pretty much gone home and the Biden administration has given away all of our leverage,” Waltz, R-Fla., told “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday. 

“The thing the Taliban wanted the most, and they’ve been asking for it for 20 years, is for American troops to leave.” 

Waltz then noted that the troop withdrawal was not conditioned on Frerichs’ release from custody, which is fueling concerns that the U.S. could lose bargaining power to get him home once its military presence is removed.

“You would have thought before President Biden just yanked everyone out, and we’re seeing the collapse that’s happening now in Afghanistan as we speak, they at least could have gotten one American in exchange,” Waltz stressed. 

Taliban forces are reportedly gaining momentum, pushing the Afghanistan government’s forces out of several districts and taking control of various weapons and military vehicles in the process, while the U.S. withdraws from the country.

U.S. Central Command announced last month that the drawdown is more than 90% complete and handed over seven facilities to the Afghan military. 

The deterioration of the situation on the ground and the resurgence of the Taliban comes nearly 20 years after the U.S. and international forces entered Afghanistan to oust the Taliban, which had harbored Usama bin Laden. 

President Joe Biden’s plan is to fully withdraw from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, on the 20th anniversary of the Al Qaeda attacks on the U.S. planned by bin Laden that led to the lengthy war.

A White House spokesperson did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment. However, the Associated press reported that the Biden administration has said it regards the return of hostages to be a top priority.

For Frerichs’ family, the failure to make his return a factor in the withdrawal of troops is a source of frustration, as is the fact that the Trump administration signed a peace deal in February 2020, just weeks after Frerichs disappeared in Afghanistan while working on engineering projects in the country.

Advertisement

His sister, Charlene Cakora, reportedly said in a statement in April that the military withdrawal “puts a time stamp on Mark.” 

“My heart breaks for the family,” Waltz said on Tuesday. “You can imagine as they saw that announcement how they felt and their frustration and mine too.” 

He added that he had learned that Frerichs’ family “has repeatedly asked to see President Biden to make their case personally and have been declined.” 

Frerichs’ home-state senators, Illinois Democrats Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin, had raised concerns about Frerichs’ situation in a letter to the president earlier this year.

Waltz said “it’s incredibly frustrating” that if Frerichs is located, U.S. helicopters, drones and special forces may not be readily available for a rescue mission. 

The U.S. has not disclosed much about Frerichs’ status, but confirmed in April that active discussions with the Taliban were taking place, according to the Associated Press. 

State Department spokesman Ned Price reportedly said in a statement that U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, who is working closely with Roger Carstens, the special presidential envoy for hostage affairs, “has continued to press the Taliban for Mr. Frerichs’ release, and continues to raise his status in senior level engagements in Doha and Islamabad.” 

“We place a high priority on Mark Frerichs’ safety and will not stop working until he is safely returned to his family,” the statement continued. 

Sorce : Fox News

Advertisement
Continue Reading

Joe Biden

Biden ignores Pelosi’s call to extend eviction ban despite Kavanaugh opinion

Published

on

By

Advertisement

President Joe Biden and the WhiteHouse as of Monday morning didn’t respond to a statement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team calling on the executive branch to extend the federal eviction moratorium, as “squad” Democrats continued to camp on the Capitol steps in protest of the inaction from their party. 

“Action is needed, and it must come from the Administration. That is why House leadership is calling on the Administration to immediately extend the moratorium,” Pelosi, D-Calif., and her leadership team said in a Sunday morning statement hours after the moratorium ended. “As the CDC doubles down on mask-wearing and vaccination efforts, science and reason demand that they must also extend the moratorium in light of the delta variant.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) early in the coronavirus pandemic implemented an eviction moratorium that banned landlords from removing people who were behind on their rent. It was extended multiple times but finally ended Saturday night following a June opinion from Supreme court Justice Brett Kavanaugh saying Congress – not the president — would have to extend the moratorium if it were to continue. 

Consistent with that, the White House asked Congress to pass legislation continuing the ban on landlords evicting tenants who fail to pay their rent. 

“In light of the Supreme Court’s ruling, the President calls on Congress to extend the eviction moratorium to protect such vulnerable renters and their families without delay,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said last week.

But the votes were not there in either the House or the Senate, so the eviction ban expired. The White House did not respond to a request for comment from Fox News about Pelosi’s statement, which essentially asked Biden to do something the Supreme Court already said is unlawful.

Progressive Democrats in the House of Representatives, meanwhile, are livid at their party leadership for allegedly not taking the eviction moratorium seriously. Sunday night marked their third night protesting lack of action by Biden and Democrats in Congress by camping out on the steps of the Capitol. 

“5 AM. This morning felt cold, like the wind was blowing straight through my sleeping bag,” Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., tweeted Monday morning. “Since Friday—when some colleagues chose early vacation over voting to prevent evictions—we’ve been at the Capitol. It’s an eviction emergency. Our people need an eviction moratorium. Now.”

Bush said in a Sunday night tweet that she’d heard there were “thousands” of evictions on the first day after the moratorium lifted, with “potentially millions to come.”

Advertisement

“People are being forcibly removed from their homes RIGHT NOW,” she said. 

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez, D-N.Y., says Democratic leadership could have extended the moratorium if it had the will to. 

“Everybody knew this was coming,” she said Friday at the protest. “We were sounding the alarm about this issue. The court order was not yesterday, the court order was not Monday, the court order was about a month ago.” 

“The White House says it doesn’t have authority to extend the eviction moratorium or cancel student debt,” Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., tweeted Sunday night. “But it hasn’t had a problem conducting airstrikes without authorization from Congress.”

It’s unclear what steps either Congress or the White House could take next on the now-lapsed moratorium. The House of Representatives is scheduled to be out of session for nearly the entire month of August.

The White House, meanwhile, is trying to get lower levels of government to help renters with money that’s already been allocated by Congress. 

“The American Rescue Plan allocated an additional $21.5 billion for Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) that can be used by renters to cover arrears and make landlords whole. This is on top of $25 billion allocated under the Consolidated Appropriations Act,” a White House press release said last month. “But state and local governments must do better. Money is available in every state to help renters who are behind on rent and at risk of eviction.”

Sorce : Fox News

Advertisement
Continue Reading
Advertisement
Donald Trump31 seconds ago

Trump formally challenges release of his tax returns in court

Politics3 mins ago

HANNITY: Masks Are Coming Back to America, Unless You’re a Prominent Democrat

Democrats1 hour ago

Senate fights against Democrat’s $3.5 trillion spending plan

Covid-191 hour ago

Biden asks Republicans who refused to be vaccinated to ‘get out of the way’

Donald Trump2 hours ago

Mary Trump hints on Trump Running For President In 2024

Donald Trump3 hours ago

Trump’s Ohio Candidate Wins Republican Primary Election

biden administration4 hours ago

Rep. Waltz slams Biden for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan while Navy veteran remains Taliban hostage

Gov. Andrew Cuomo4 hours ago

[VIDEO] Janice Dean reacts to Cuomo sexual harassment news: Now is the time to impeach

Gov. Andrew Cuomo5 hours ago

[VIDEO] JUST IN: Cuomo Sexually Harassed ‘Multiple Women’ In Violation Of State And Federal Law, NY AG Finds

Politics16 hours ago

PATRIOT: American Wrestler Wins Gold, Says She ‘Freaking Loves Living’ in the United States

Politics17 hours ago

JOE SNAPS: President Biden Tells Reporters to ‘Be Quiet’

Politics18 hours ago

UPDATE: Albany DA Opens Criminal Probe into Andrew Cuomo After Explosive Report from NY AG

Politics19 hours ago

FLASHBACK 2018: Cuomo Says ‘Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Will Haunt Us, We Believe All Survivors’

Politics20 hours ago

CUOMO RESPONDS: New York Governor Insists He ‘Never Touched Anyone Inappropriately’

Politics21 hours ago

UPDATE: NY Attorney General Says Cuomo ‘Violated Federal and State Law’

biden administration3 months ago

VIDEO: It’s ‘not a great time’ for America to have a ‘weak’ president: Andrew Bolt

Politics2 months ago

No Masks, No Distancing – The Disgraceful Covid Hypocrisy of the G7 Elite

Capitol Hill4 months ago

FIRST PHOTOS — Capitol Hill Killer is Black Muslim… Louis Farrakhan Supporter… Identified as 25 Year-Old Noah Green…

coronavirus1 month ago

Deaths from vaccine top 6K as FDA issues warning after spike in cases of fatal heart inflammation

President Trump2 months ago

Trump announces brand new 2,000-mile long luxury hotel at Southern Border…

2020 Election3 weeks ago

Arizona Audit Team Escorted from Building after Explosive Audit Hearing

Developing Story1 month ago

Arizona’s Katie Hobbs Suffers COMPLETE Meltdown on CNN – The Truth Is Coming

Nancy Pelosi4 months ago

VIDEO: FAIL: Nancy Pelosi’s Effort to Change GOP House Seat Blows Up In Her Face

2020 Election2 months ago

Sidney Powell’s bold prediction…

Candace Owens3 months ago

VIDEO: “No Escape For Pelosi, Jail Is Sure” Candace Owens Destroys Nancy Pelosi……

Dominion4 months ago

Mike Lindell Sues Dominion for $1.6 Billion

Ohio1 month ago

Watch Live: President Donald Trump Rally LIVE in Wellington, OH – 6/26/21

Chicago1 month ago

HORROR In Chicago: Couple Pulled from Their Car and Shot Point Blank

Whistle Blower2 months ago

Reporter Releases Undercover Video EXPOSING Media Bosses

Daunte Wright4 months ago

MSM will never show you this… Video of Daunte Wright waving around his gun…

Gov. Andrew Cuomo4 hours ago

[VIDEO] Janice Dean reacts to Cuomo sexual harassment news: Now is the time to impeach

Gov. Andrew Cuomo5 hours ago

[VIDEO] JUST IN: Cuomo Sexually Harassed ‘Multiple Women’ In Violation Of State And Federal Law, NY AG Finds

biden administration1 day ago

[VIDEO] ‘An Absolute Existential Threat’: Pompeo Takes Aim At Chinese Communist Party

China1 day ago

[VIDEO] Bombshell report about Wuhan lab released by House GOP lawmakers

Jan 6th Commission2 days ago

[VIDEO] Trey Gowdy accuses the media of being ‘too scared’ to ask Pelosi questions

Facebook2 days ago

[VIDEO] Facebook under fire for trying to censor law enforcement

biden administration2 days ago

[VIDEO] GOP Lawmaker Says His District Is ‘Under Direct Assault’ From Biden’s Border Policies

biden administration2 days ago

[VIDEO] UK, Israel blame Iran for deadly drone strike on oil tanker

Border Crisis3 days ago

[VIDEO] Dems, GOP call to replace Kamala Harris with Jeh Johnson as border czar

Mask mandate3 days ago

[VIDEO] ‘Madam Speaker, Come And Get Me’: GOP Rep. Nancy Mace Flouts Pelosi’s Reinstated House Mask Mandate

biden administration4 days ago

[VIDEO] ‘I Will Not Let This Go Without One Hell Of A Fight’: Graham Calls On Biden For New Border Strategy

coronavirus4 days ago

[VIDEO] COVID ‘hypocrite’ Nancy Pelosi already breaks her own policy

Joe Biden5 days ago

[VIDEO] Tucker reacts to Biden’s latest ‘insane’ claim

Politics5 days ago

[VIDEO] ‘Do You Need An ID To Rent An Apartment?’: Nancy Mace Asks Witness Rapid-Fire Questions About ID

Tucker Carlson6 days ago

Angry Leftist Confronts Tucker Carlson at Fly Fishing Shop, Watch How Tucker Handles Him

Trending

Copyright © 2021 Candace Owens Fans by TSD