So apparently former vice president Joe Biden thinks he's going to force people to wear masks if he's elected president.
Biden spoke with CBS - Pittsburgh on Thursday and said that if Americans want to go out in public or enter any business, he "would insist" and "make sure" that people are wearing masks. The former senator also said that he would "mandate" the wearing of masks from an "executive standpoint." Biden made the comment after being asked what he would do differently about the COVID-19 pandemic if he were president.
"The one thing we do know, these masks make a gigantic difference," Biden said. "I would insist that everybody out in public be wearing that mask. Anyone to reopen — would have to make sure that they walked in their business that had masks."
We pretty much have that now. You're almost looked at like a social pariah if you're not wearing a mask. In order to push that point further, Biden was asked whether he would use "federal leverage" in order to mandate that people wear masks. He even doubled-down when the reporter asked if Biden really would use the weight of the government to force people into wearing masks.
"Yes, I would from an executive standpoint," Biden responded. "Yes, i would."
If that still wasn't clear enough for you, Biden confirmed he would force people to wear masks for a third time.
"I would do everything possible to make it required that people had to wear masks in public," Biden said.
Let me make this abundantly clear - I don't care who the president is, you're not forcing me to wear anything. You're not forcing me to be like the rest of these weak, guilty white leftists and take a knee or be considered a racist. People throughout history have been forced to wear specific items or symbols and it hasn't turned out well for those people in the end.
I've one thing to say to these increasingly authoritarian politicians. Come and make me wear a mask. I have no problem wearing a mask in certain situations to show respect for others and their health concerns. But when politicians show their lack of respect for the people by forcing them to do things - which we already do a ton of - that's when any respect I could muster for them and their stances go out the window.
For Biden's comments, watch below: