President-elect Joe Biden accused President Trump of ‘phoning it in’ as he returned to Atlanta Monday to campaign ahead of the Democrats’ must-win run-off races tomorrow.
Biden kept quiet about President Donald Trump’s latest political scandal – that in a leaked tape with Georgia’s secretary of state he called on him to ‘find 11,780 votes’ – enough to overtake Biden’s Peach State win.
Instead, the incoming president blasted the outgoing one for phoning it in.
Biden accuses President Trump of ‘Whining and Complaining’
‘The president spends more time whining and complaining than doing something about the problem,’ Biden said. ‘I don’t know why he still wants the job, he doesn’t want to do the work.’
Despite the fact that all President Trump could do is send states their allotted number of COVID-19 vaccine doses.
Biden, nevertheless, criticized the administration’s coronavirus vaccine roll-out.
‘It’s a shame what’s happening now,’ Biden said.
‘I’ve said it before, getting America vaccinated will be one of the most difficult operational challenges this nation has ever faced. But we’ve known it for the last months,’ he continued.
‘This administration has gotten off to a God awful start,’ the president-elect said.
December ended with States only injecting 2 million people compared to the administration’s goal of vaccinating 20 million Americans.
The Congressional session also ended without additional $2,000 stimulus checks getting passed.
‘If you send Jon and the reverend to Washington those $2,000 checks will go out the door restoring hope and decency and honor for so many people who are struggling right now.
And if you sent Senators Perdue and Loeffler back to Washington those checks will never get there.’
The president threatened to veto the bill as he pushed for $2,000 checks after the House and Senate passed a giant COVID-19 stimulus and spending bill that only allotted for $600 checks.
Trump ended up signing the bill and a stand-alone $2,000 checks bill passed in the House but as TuskerDaily reported. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell quickly killed the House bill in the Senate.
With a new Congress sworn-in Sunday, the $2,000 checks bill will have to be passed again in the House.
McConnell remains against it.
‘By electing Jon and the reverend you can break the gridlock that has gripped Washington and this nation,’ Biden said. ‘With their votes in the Senate, we’ll be able to make the progress we need to take on jobs, on healthcare, on justice, on so many things.’
He commiserated with supporters saying, ‘I know this campaign has been exhausting.’
But begged them to vote or get out the vote, with just one day left.
‘One more day of making calls, and safely knocking on doors,’ Biden said.
If Ossoff and Warnock pull out a victory – and early numbers look promising for Democrats, though down-ballot wins are still considered a heavy lift in a state that’s historically been red – Democrats will have evened out the Senate 50-50.
With Vice President-elect Kamala Harris available to make a tie-breaker vote, the party will gain control away from McConnell, who will likely be a political thorn in Biden’s side.
In November, Biden, a Democrat, for the first time since 1992, was victorious in Georgia, despite being down hundreds of thousands of votes after the polls closed.
Trump has continued to challenge the results in the state, while Republican officials were heard on a call with him Saturday saying they believed the state’s election was run properly.