Biden Torches the Norms He Promised to Restore

President Joe Biden delivers remarks after late-night passage of a $1 trillion infrastructure bill at the White House in Washington, D.C., November 6, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
The president’s vaccine mandate is part of a pattern: He takes illegal actions in hopes that by the time the courts rule, his goals will have been achieved.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A sked Monday afternoon what the federal government intends to do while the president’s long-delayed vaccine mandate is being litigated in the courts, White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre explained that the administration intended to carry on as if nothing had happened. “People should not wait,” Jean-Pierre told reporters. “They should continue to move forward and make sure they’re getting their workplace vaccinated.”

So much for a return to those much-vaunted “norms.”

Apologists for Biden’s approach will choose to parse Jean-Pierre’s statement literally. “There’s nothing illegal here,” they will say. “The order has been stayed, and the administration is simply issuing an

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