Hey, do you remember when Joe Biden told everyone to “be a patriot” and put on a mask because, if you didn’t, it was time for a national mask mandate? That was only a couple of weeks ago, so this isn’t a case of dredging up some oppo research from the distant past. Of course, that wasn’t a new idea for Uncle Joe. Back in June, he said, ‘I would do everything possible to make it required that people had to wear masks in public.’ So, if nothing else, he’s at least been consistent on this issue.
Once California Senator Kamala Harris (pronounced “Comma-lah”) officially became Joe’s running mate, she had to quickly cast aside all of the things she said in the primary and get onboard with Sleepy Joe’s agenda. But does that include the mask mandate? Not based on what she said during an interview on Today this week. To hear her talk, you’d think it was more of a polite suggestion than any sort of mandate. (Free Beacon)
Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) walked back Joe Biden’s call for a nationwide mask “mandate” on Friday, saying no one would be punished for violating it.
“It’s really—it’s a standard. I mean, nobody’s going to be punished,” Harris said on Today when asked how she would enforce the coronavirus measure. “Nobody likes to wear a mask. This is a universal feeling, right? So that’s not the point, ‘Hey, let’s enjoy wearing masks.’ No…. God willing, it won’t be for forever.”
With no enforcement mechanism, it is unclear how that substantively differs from the Trump administration’s call for citizens to wear masks while leaving it to individual states to implement mandates or not.