Responding to a topic brought up by a recent Vanity Fair article, Former Vice President Biden said the idea to call for widespread COVID testing wasn’t “rejected.”
As the Former Vice President was boarding Marine one, Biden was asked if “his administration rejected a holiday testing surge.” To which Biden replied “We didn’t reject it.”
“We didn’t reject it,” he replies.
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) December 27, 2021
Biden promised, during a pre-Christmas speech, that he would provide testing kits numbering into the millions. He also said we wished he “had thought about ordering a half billion” months prior.
Biden repeatedly confused "test kits" & "pills" today when discussing shortages.
Biden: "500 million pills, I mean excuse me, 500 million test kits…I wish I had thought about ordering a half a billion pills two months ago"(again, he means test kits)pic.twitter.com/zFIr0cidFi
— Tommy Pigott (@TommyPigott) December 23, 2021
It was noted by Ari Fleisher, a contributor with Fox News, that Biden said he would deliver millions of testing kits back in September.
Time to be blunt. There is something wrong with Joe Biden’s memory. He doesn’t remember his generals telling him to leave 2500 troops in Afghanistan. They did. He must not remember saying in September he would provide 300million Covid test kits. Now he says no one thought of it.
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) December 23, 2021
Vanity Fair’s article was tweeted with the caption “The Biden Administration Rejected an October Proposal for ‘Free Rapid Tests for the Holidays.”
The Biden Administration Rejected an October Proposal for ‘Free Rapid Tests for the Holidays’
This fall, Vanity Fair has learned, it dismissed a bold plan to ramp up rapid testing ahead of the holidays.
— Geoff Pilkington (@geoffpilkington) December 24, 2021