In a stark reminder that elections have consequences, president-elect Joe Biden is planning an immediate flurry of executive actions to undo much of Donald Trump’s presidency after he is presumably sworn into office on January 20, as reported by The Washington Post on Saturday night.
Notably, as reported by WaPo, Biden plans to undo the four following Trump policies, along with multiple others.
An immediately repeal of the ban on almost all travel from some Muslim-majority countries.
Reinstatement of the DREAM Act, which allows children who were brought to the United States illegally to remain in the country.
Rejoining the Paris climate accords, and in addition reversing Trump’s withdrawal from the World Health Organization which was slated to take effect in July 2021.
In a nod to the whacked-out environmentalist crowd, Biden will also no doubt take executive action on “climate change,” which he apocalyptically refers to as “the number-one existential threat to humanity.” [Rolling-eyes emoji.]
Though President-elect Biden won’t have the benefit of a unified Democratic Congress, environmental activists say he can take executive action on climate change in addition to reversing many of President Trump’s executive orders. https://t.co/4Hr0vbMM4o
— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) November 8, 2020
Biden insiders have acknowledged that he will lean heavily on executives actions vs. “the old-fashion way” — my words, not WaPo’s — because reversing many of Trump’s policies could be challenging to push through Congress — especially if Republicans retain control of the Senate, as reported by my RedState colleague Shipwreckedcrew.
Is it just me, or does it seem like ever since Barack Obama busted out his “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone” method of “presidenting,” we’re into “executive action musical chairs” every time one guy moves out of the White House and a new guy moves in?
To the point, an unnamed Biden ally told WaPo:
“The policy team, the transition policy teams, are focusing now very much on executive power. I expect that to be freely used in a Biden administration at this point, if the Senate becomes a roadblock.”
Translation: Hey, why bother with that whole three branches of government nonsense when Joe can just whip out his pen — Barack Obama style — and sign whatever his handlers tell him to sign?
Meanly-mouthed Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), a longtime Biden ally who has been parked in the former vice president’s former Senate seat for 36 years, offered WaPo a broad overview of Biden’s initial agenda — gleefully taking a shot at Trump in the process:
“Get us out of this pandemic that’s been made far worse by Trump’s bungled mishandling of it, rebuild our economy in a way that’s more sustainable and more inclusive, and deal with division and inequality.”
Uh-huh. We’ll be watching, scooter.
Finally, on Monday. Biden is scheduled to unveil his coronavirus task force, comprised of various scientists and other experts, about which he has long mumbled. That reminds me; has anyone seen Tony Fauci, lately? I wonder what the over-under is on Tony being on Joe’s task force? You know, as a jab at Trump. Stranger things have happened.
Speaking of stranger things, check out my earlier article titled Wonder What Happened to ‘Judge Jeanine’ Saturday Night? Fox News Suspended Her Show Over Trump.
Yeah, that happened.