During 2020-2021, the Democratic Party advocated Black Lives Matter, ANTIFA, and police defunding, but then abruptly stopped when they began losing special elections, as voters decided to remove them from office for these and other reasons.
The left is worried, as polls show that the Biden administration’s botched Afghanistan withdrawal and mismanagement of COVID vaccines are setting the stage for a possible red wave in the 2017 mid-term elections.
President Biden’s overall approval rating fell to a new low of 37%, with approval of his handling of the coronavirus dropping gradually over the previous year, from 64 percent in April to 44 percent on February 24.
Biden’s disapproval of his handling of the virus comes as the number of covid cases has declined dramatically, and many sections of the country are reducing mask bans and other restrictions.
On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that its mask-wearing recommendations would be reduced. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director, held a press conference with media and other scientists to explain the discovery.
The CDC modified the criteria for the new guidelines, while assuring Americans that they were based on evidence and science throughout the pandemic. The criteria are now based on the number of hospitalizations and new cases, rather than merely the number of instances.
As a result, President Joe Biden’s coronavirus response team and the United States Department of Health and Human Services are working together to combat the virus. Right before Tuesday’s State of the Union address, the House began taking steps to distance itself from the spotlight.
For Biden’s State of the Union address, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is removing the mask ban on Capitol Hill. Since July 28, a mask mandate has been in effect on the House side of the Capitol building, but not on the Senate side.
Deep blue state governors have now joined the rest of the country in repealing mask and vaccine mandates, allowing 70 percent of Americans to cease wearing masks, socially isolate themselves from others, and avoid crowded indoor settings.