In an unprecedented case for U.S. democracy, recently elected President Joe Biden has signed 40 executive orders (EO) after just nine days in office. Biden thus bypassed Congress and imposed—without right of appeal or opposition—an accelerated advance in his leftist, globalist agenda.
Just hours after he was sworn into office on Wednesday, Jan. 20, Biden immediately took 17 executive actions, which reversed a host of former President Trump’s measures to protect Americans, Fox News reported.
Since then, Biden has taken nearly two dozen additional actions, focusing on environmental regulations, the so-called climate crisis, immigration policies, racial justice, health care, and more. By the end of his ninth day in the White House, Biden signed 40 EOs, presidential actions, and memorandums, an all-time high in the history of U.S. presidents.
The new administration is receiving much criticism from various quarters for the evident overuse of executive action. Criticism centers on the fact that the measures are being taken for nonurgent matters, losing focus on the real purpose of the existence of EO’s.
Republicans further criticize Biden for betraying his promise to work with Congress to build consensus on certain issues.
“As recently as October, now-President Biden said ‘you can’t [legislate] by executive action unless you’re a dictator,’” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on the Senate floor on Thursday. “In one week, he’s signed more than 30 unilateral actions. And working Americans are getting short shrift.”
In addition to the excessive number of Biden’s executive orders, critics pointed out the orders’ content.
Among other issues, the orders have halted the construction of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border that helped prevent the entry of illegal aliens and inhibited human trafficking during the Trump administration.
Biden also reinstated the United States into the World Health Organization after President Trump withdrew last year accusing the organization of corruption. He also said the WHO shared responsibility with the Chinese Communist Party for spreading the CCP Virus.
President Biden also rejoined the controversial Paris Climate Agreement after President Trump withdrew, saying that it grossly harms U.S. interests.
He also fully restored funding programs to pro-abortion agencies both in the United States and abroad.
He reversed President Trump’s environmental policies, such as canceling the Keystone XL pipeline construction that would have provided jobs for Americans.
Regarding the CCP Virus, Biden signed regulations that favor the restrictive policies that have done so much damage to many Democratic states.
He signed an EO obliging the use of face masks in public spaces, just as European countries such as Germany and Austria banned the use of cloth masks, alleging that far from being efficient in preventing contagions, they could increase them.
The presidential mandate has just begun, and the advance of the left-wing policies so denounced by the conservative sectors is evident and extremely fast.