Republican Sen. John Barrasso tore apart President Joe Biden and the rest of the Democrats for failing the American people – both on inflation and Covid.
Barrasso was focused on record-high inflation and the continued spike in COVID-19 cases under the watch of a president who vowed to “shut down the virus.”
“Joe Biden now enters his second year in office with record high inflation, record high coronavirus cases and a record low approval rate,” he said. “Now, Joe Biden is breaking all kinds of records and each of these records reflects [an] America that is heading in the wrong direction.”
The senator stressed that Americans have two major concerns right now, those concerns being COVID-19 and the daily cost of living.
“[These] two issues are not even on the radar of Democrats in Washington, DC,” he accused. “In fact, Democrats have only made these problems worse.”
Barrasso then stated that the Biden administration misled America by claiming inflation was “transitory.”
In December, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen changed her tone on inflation, saying “transitory” should not be used to describe the high levels of inflation.
“I am ready to retire the word transitory,” she said at an event sponsored by Reuters, as recorded by The New York Times. “I can agree that that hasn’t been an apt description of what we are dealing with.”
Federal Reserve Chairmen Jerome Powell also agreed that “transitory” is a bad term for the inflation America is experiencing under President Biden’s ‘leadership,’ stating that he expects high inflation through mid-2022. “So I think the word transitory has different meanings to different people,” Powell said during a Senate Banking Committee hearing.
“To many, it carries a time, a sense of short-lived. We tend to use it to mean that it won’t leave a permanent mark in the form of higher inflation. I think it’s probably a good time to retire that word and try to explain more clearly what we mean.”
During his speech, Sen. Barrasso also slammed Vice President Kamala Harris for avoiding questions on the administration’s use of the term “transitory inflation.”
“So what did we hear from the vice president in response to this question has been a great concern to the American people?” he asked.
“What we heard was 118 words of incoherent rambling, like a deer in the headlights on a basic question on the top issue of the day, either the vice president is out of touch with the needs of the American people, or she just didn’t want to admit that the Biden administration had been wrong month after month after month until the inflation numbers hit a 40 year high.”
Barrasso then targeted the administration’s embarrassingly poor response to COVID-19 despite claiming to have a plan to stop it.
“Remember when Joe Biden ran for office, he said he was the cure for coronavirus? This guy ought to be sued for medical malpractice,” he gested.
“He came into office with two safe and effective vaccines. Millions of people had already been vaccinated. Yet more Americans have now died from coronavirus under President Joe Biden than under the previous president.”
More Americans have in fact died from COVID-19 under President Biden than did under President Trump. The CDC reported back in January that on January 20, 2021, at 1:16PM, there were 400,306 deaths recorded in the U.S. from the coronavirus. Biden officially became president of the United States at noon on that day. Since then, the number of people who have died from coronavirus under Biden’s watch is now greater than 400,306.
“The two biggest concerns are the coronavirus and their communities and the cost of living that impacts on the people every day,” Barrasso concluded. “Democrats are failing on both.”
Author: Carlos Jimenez