Biden Admits ‘No Federal Solution’ To Fighting COVID: ‘Can Only Be Solved At The State Level’
Joe Biden admitted that the federal government can’t stop the COVID pandemic, agreeing with GOP governors that it can only be tackled “at the state level.”
Biden made the surprising comment during a conference call Monday with governors discussing the government response to the spread of the mild Omicron variant in the U.S.
“One word of concern or encouragement for your team is that as you look towards federal solutions that will help alleviate the challenge, make sure that we do not let federal solutions stand in the way of state solutions,” Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) told Biden.
“The production of 500 million rapid tests that will be distributed by the federal government is great, but obviously that dries up the supply chain for the solutions that we might offer as governor.”