GOP Senator Rand Paul called out Biden after a flub-filled interview telling Fox News host Jesse Watters: “This may come as a surprise to you, but I am not sure that Joe Biden is fully in charge of the government, or fully in charge of his wits, for that matter.
“The thing is, the response to this from those in power has always been about submission and control of the individual. These are the people who truly believe in the nanny state. Whether it’s your business they want to be in charge of, or your health care, they can’t give it up.
“The pandemic was over two years ago in Florida. It’s still going on in the minds of Democrats, but it hasn’t been on the ground on for a long time,” he said.
On CBS Evening News, anchor Norah O’Donnell and senior White House correspondent Ed O’Keefe, were perplexed by Biden’s flubs.
NORAH O’DONNELL: Well, there is fallout tonight after President Biden’s interview with 60 Minutes, comments he made about the pandemic, led stocks of three COVID vaccine makers to plunge, shares falling as much as 9 percent. CBS’s Ed O’Keefe reports from the White House.
ED O’KEEFE: President Biden’s conclusion on 60 Minutes Sunday that the COVID pandemic has ended prompted push-back from health experts and clarifications from top officials.
PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with COVID, we’re still doing a lot of work on it, but the pandemic is over.
O’KEEFE: Health and Human Services Secretary, Xavier Becerra, who held a photo op, promoting the latest COVID booster shot was asked what the President meant.
XAVIER BECERRA: Make no mistake, people are still dying. And what the President is saying is that we all want to get back to where we were before COVID.
O’KEEFE: While overall, case rates are dropping nearly 400 people are still dying each day with about 30,000 currently hospitalized.
And Dr. Anthony Fauci today warned that vaccination rates are too low to end the pandemic.
ANTHONY FAUCI: It is likely that we will see another variant emerge, and there’s already on the horizon.
O’KEEFE: Mr. Biden was also asked on 60 Minutes about whether he plans to run for reelection.
SCOTT PELLEY: You say that it’s much too early to make that decision. I take it the decision has not been made in your own head.
JOE BIDEN: Look, my intentions I said to begin with is that I would run again, but it’s just an intention.
Is it a firm decision that I’d run again? That remains to be seen.
SHOCK: CBS Reports on Biden Gaffes in Disastrous 60 Minutes Interview https://t.co/pcV9TERXam— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) September 20, 2022