The President faced many obstacles in 2021, including the border crisis and skyrocketing inflation toward the end of the year. Much of his cabinet experienced plummeting approval ratings, too.
But perhaps he faced the most criticism due to his handling of the pandemic. Though many Democrats support the strides he’s taken, many leaders think Biden simply did far too little.
In fact, one former Governor calls it “monumental incompetence.”
Last year, the President was quoted as saying America would “shut down the virus,” a quote that quickly received widespread circulation and scrutiny. At that point, Biden set the bar very high.
And former Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie believes the President has failed to jump over that bar.
In fact, during a panel discussion on ABC’s “This Week,” he told host George Stephanopoulos that Biden’s approach to the virus “couldn’t have been more wrong.” He certainly isn’t the first to voice this accusation.
Christie specifically called out the lack of testing, and the fact that Biden earmarked $1.9 trillion to deal with the pandemic.
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Well, he couldn’t be much more wrong than he’s been of late.
To be 22 months into this crisis and have people waiting on line for testing and not be able to get tests after he appropriated $1.9 trillion to try to deal with this when he first came into office is incompetence of a monumental scale.
Christie added that Biden needs to rethink his strategy, and first on the list is getting more competent on testing. But on top of that, he said the President “has set extraordinarily high expectations.”
That’s in regards to his “defeat the virus” proclamation, which most people say certainly didn’t happen.
Christie then tackled Biden’s overarching message concerning the vaccine:
It was the wrong way to go about this from the beginning. He oversold on the vaccines. It was never that the vaccines were going to prevent you from getting COVID.
It was going to prevent you from being hospitalized or from dying from COVID. So he set too high an expectation. He’s now not hit that mark. He’s failed on testing.
He needs a new story, George, and he needs that fast.
As the Omicron variant became the dominant strain in America, many wondered if the Biden administration had really done enough.
Others agree that the President and Democrat leaders “oversold on the vaccines,” making claims that weren’t 100 percent accurate in order to push citizens to get the shot.
All of this has led to widespread cynicism about the current team assembled on Capitol Hill. Many surveys show a startling lack of faith in Washington’s leadership, and it’s not getting better.
And if something doesn’t change dramatically in 2022, Democrats could quickly lose their grip on D.C.
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