(Article republished from TheNationalPulse.com)
The White House promptly cut a live feed yesterday after President Joe Biden announced that he'd be happy to take questions from Democratic lawmakers.
Only a "Neanderthal" would question the efficacy of mask-wearing at this point, according to Biden. (This, on the one year anniversary of the weekend Anthony Fauci told the world that mask wearing wasn’t necessary, by the way).
Following announcements that Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott would take actions to reopen their states, including rescinding former mask mandates and restrictions on business occupancy, Biden called it a "big mistake."
"The last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that, in the meantime, everything’s fine, take off your mask, forget it," Biden said.
Abbott responded to the charge on Thursday morning:
"The Biden administration has been releasing immigrants in South Texas that have been exposing Texans to Covid. Some of those people have been put on busses, taking that Covid to other states in the United States," Abbott told CNBC. "That is Neanderthal-type approach to dealing with the Covid situation."
Abbott added that the changes being made in Texas are not a dramatic step, as Texas’ mask "mandates" have not been enforced, only recommended.
Biden on Wednesday released his Interim National Security Strategic Guidance document outlining his priorities for national security policy— "how the United States can seize what we view as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to renew America’s advantages at home and abroad," press secretary Jen Psaki said.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken also delivered supporting remarks entitled "A Foreign Policy for the American People."
On the use of military force, Biden’s strategy notes:
The United States will never hesitate to use force when required to defend our vital national interests… Military force should only be used when the objectives and mission are clear and achievable, when force is matched with appropriate resources and as part of an integrated strategy, when it is consistent with our values and laws, and with the informed consent of the American people.