Here’s The Full List Of Every Lie Joe Biden Has Told As President

As President Joe Biden assumes the Oval Office, The Federalist will continue its rigorous coverage of the new White House, keeping the administration accountable with substantive fact-checking throughout Biden’s tenure.

Biden Claims Federal Government Never Acted with Urgency to Combat Pandemic

Joe Biden claimed the federal government failed to “act with the urgency” that was necessary to combat the coronavirus pandemic, apparently neglecting to mention the Trump White House’s Operation Warp Speed that produced two viable coronavirus vaccines by the year’s end.

Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn also pointed out that Congress passed trillions in stimulus, providing funds for pandemic efforts and economic recovery.

Biden Team Tells CNN Trump Offered No Plan for Vaccine Distribution

Sources within the Biden administration told CNN they inherited no vaccine distribution plan from the previous White House.

“There is nothing for us to rework. We are going to have to build everything from scratch,” one source reportedly told CNN’s MJ Lee, except there was, as outlined in Trump’s Operation Warp Speed, included below.

The Biden team’s statements were also contradicted by the National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Anthony Fauci the same afternoon.

“We’re certainly not starting from scratch, because there is activity going on in the distribution,” Fauci told reporters.

Biden White House Claims Elites ‘Celebrating’ Is Exception to Mask Edict

White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki justified Biden’s decision with his family to forgo face masks at the Lincoln Memorial after signing an executive order requiring them on all federal lands.

“He was celebrating a historic day in our country. … We have bigger things to worry about,” said Psaki, whose dismissal of the face mask as an insignificant issue was contradicted by the White House edict passed hours earlier.

Though Biden has received both shots of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines stipulate that vaccinated people are to continue wearing face masks, citing a lack of research showing whether those vaccinated can still spread the virus. While Biden likely did not need to wear a face mask, considering he was outside and adequately distanced from others, the absence of a mask flies in the face of Biden’s executive order, in which “celebrating” is not listed as an exception.

Biden Falsely Claims ‘All’ Media Smeared Vaccine Plan as ‘Impossible’

Joe Biden defended his administration’s goal to vaccinate 100 million Americans within his first 100 days in office after a reporter questioned whether the target was too modest.

“When I announced it, you all said it wasn’t possible. C’mon. Gimme a break, man,” Biden snapped.

While few articles at major publications have voiced some skepticism, they remained rare, undermining Biden’s claim that “all” media had been overwhelmingly pessimistic of the Biden administration reaching the 100 million mark by the end of April.

Biden Vows to Be Unity President After Smearing GOP Sens. as Nazis

Biden launched his first term as commander-in-chief by branding himself as the unifier-in-chief while aggressively pursuing a partisan progressive agenda promoting left-wing ideas of “social justice” after smearing two Republican senators as Nazi collaborators.

“To all those who did not support us, let me say this: Hear me out as we move forward. Take a measure of me and my heart,” Biden pleaded with the American people.

Less than two weeks prior, however, the “unity” president smeared Republican Sens. Josh Hawley of Missouri and Ted Cruz of Texas as Nazis.

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Fact Check: Media Did Not Say Biden’s Vaccine Plan Was ‘Impossible’

In December, Biden claimed one of his top priorities for dealing with the pandemic included administering 100 million COVID-19 vaccine shots in his first 100 days.

“My first 100 days won’t end the COVID-19 virus. I can’t promise that,” Biden said. “But we did not get in this mess quickly, we’re not going to get out of it quickly, it’s going to take some time. But I’m absolutely convinced that in 100 days we can change the course of the disease and change life in America for the better.”

When asked by a reporter if his goal was too low, considering the United States’ growing vaccination numbers, Biden snapped, falsely claiming that the corporate media and others originally mischaracterized his plan as not feasible.

“When I announced it, you all said it wasn’t possible. C’mon. Gimme a break, man,” Biden said.

Despite the president’s insistence that his plan was doubted from the beginning, many corporate media outlets and health officials maintained optimistic positions about the rollout under Biden, spending much of their efforts trashing former President Donald Trump’s handling of the virus and vaccine distribution instead.

While legacy media, and even Biden himself, proclaimed that the Trump administration’s vaccine process was “disastrous,” “a mess,” and a “dismal failure,” CNN, the New York TimesUSA TodayVox, and others praised and celebrated the Democrats’ plan as a way to help get the virus under control, despite its clear dependence on the increasing number of vaccinations that occurred before he took office.

Even Dr. Anthony Fauci, a health adviser to Biden, expressed hope and positivity about the president’s vaccine aspirations.

“President-elect Biden has made it very clear his goal is at least 100 million doses in the first 100 days. Namely, 1 million doses a day. We can do that, Chris. This is something that is doable,” Fauci said on MSNBC.

The few articles that expressed more skepticism than others about Biden’s ability to execute the distribution and shot-giving process were rare and not worthy of Biden’s broad generalization, accusing everyone of claiming his goal was impossible.

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DC Elite Used National Guard As Props, Questioned Their Loyalty, Then Made Them Sleep In Parking Garage

Shortly after they demanded that 25,000 members of the National Guard provide security for President Joe Biden’s inauguration, Washington, D.C. politicians quietly banished thousands of troops from the U.S. Capitol, forcing them to set up sleeping quarters in nearby parking garages on Thursday night.

While temperatures outside dropped to the low 40s, more than 5,000 Guardsmen, who didn’t experience any of the predicted violent clashes on Inauguration Day, were forced to share one electrical outlet, two restroom stalls, and rest their heads on the concrete, without an explanation.

“Yesterday dozens of senators and congressmen walked down our lines taking photos, shaking our hands, and thanking us for our service. Within 24 hours, they had no further use for us and banished us to the corner of a parking garage. We feel incredibly betrayed,” one Guardsman told Politico.

Multiple senators, representatives, and other government officials on both sides of the political aisle decried the decision. Some offered up their offices as sleeping quarters, others brought them food, and some called on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and other congressional leaders to provide answers.

The National Guard did not respond to The Federalist’s calls, but told other outlets, “Guard leadership did not make the decision and were ‘doing their best to provide rest shelter for troops who are still on 12-hour shifts protecting the Capitol and congressional grounds.’”

While the troops were eventually allowed back into the Capitol complex, it is still unclear as to who ordered that the Guardsmen be removed from the historic building so swiftly and why. Some sources suggest that it was at the request of a Democratic lawmaker, possibly Rep. Bill Keating of Massachusetts, who was upset that some of the troops weren’t wearing masks. Keating and other congressional leaders such as Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer did not respond to The Federalist’s request for comment.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott also directed their states’ troops that were present in D.C. to return home Thursday night, shortly after news broke of the sleeping arrangements.

“These folks are soldiers, not Nancy Pelosi’s servants,” DeSantis said on “Fox and Friends” Friday morning. “This is a half-cocked mission at this point and the appropriate thing is to bring them home,” he added.

Despite the virtue signaling from both the left and the right, the Guard’s deportation from the Capitol comes mere days after Democrats encouraged the vetting of National Guard members, especially those assigned to provide security in D.C. following the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, for ties to “extremism” and support for former President Donald Trump.

“When you have Guardsmen and women coming from all over the nation at this time, I do think that it is prudent to make sure that they are being vetted and that anybody who cannot pledge allegiance to their missions, and may be pulled by other views, needs not only to be removed from this duty, they need to be removed from the Guard,” D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said on Tuesday.

Just days before, Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., explained a similar concept to CNN’s Jim Sciutto, saying that even though “the Guard is 90-some-odd-percent male … only about 20 percent of white males voted for Biden.”

“You’ve got to figure that in the Guard, which is predominantly more conservative — I see that on my social media, and we know it. They’re probably not more than 25 percent of the people that are there protecting us who voted for Biden,” Cohen said. “The other 75 percent are in the class, the large class of folks, who might want to do something.”

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Breaking Norms And Precedent, Biden Attempts To Purge Career Intelligence Official

Hours after President Joe Biden delivered his inaugural address promising to bring unity and healing to the country, his administration began a politically charged attack on a highly respected, newly appointed career intelligence official over fears he would be insufficiently loyal to Democratic partisans. The attempted purge has thus far followed the playbook publicly laid out by top Democrats and their left-wing media enablers.

In a stunning violation of precedent, Biden’s National Security Agency (NSA) placed General Counsel Michael J. Ellis on administrative leave pending a Defense Inspector General investigation of his recent appointment, as well as an unspecified claim of mishandling of classified information. Ellis has maintained a top security clearance, without any blemish, for more than a decade. He is a trained classification official both as a military officer and civilian.

While Ellis has prominent defenders from his many years of service in the intelligence community, his detractors include high profile participants in the Russia collusion hoax, proponents of former National Security Advisor John Bolton’s attempt to publish classified information in a book, and some of the individuals who orchestrated the Ukraine impeachment effort.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi publicly asserted, contrary to the evidence, that Ellis was “a relatively recent law school graduate with a limited resume.” In fact, he graduated from the top-ranked Yale Law School a decade ago, after graduating from Dartmouth College summa cum laude. He clerked for Judge Jeffrey Sutton on the 6th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals and Judge Amul Thapar on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. He’s served honorably as a U.S. Navy Reserve intelligence officer since 2007.

He worked for the House Intelligence Committee from 2013 to 2017. In that role, he worked closely with the NSA on legislation, oversight, and investigations. He was the lead staffer for the bipartisan committee report on the Edward Snowden disclosures. While Rep. Adam Schiff on Sunday denounced Ellis for thwarting Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman’s efforts to distribute and amplify information closely held by the National Security Council, he had previously praised Ellis’s work on the Snowden report.

Ellis helped draft the bipartisan Intelligence Authorization Acts, FISA reform bills, and cybersecurity information sharing laws. He is an expert on FISA and other intelligence collection authorities, and regularly briefed then-ranking member Schiff on those matters.

He served the Trump administration as deputy National Security Council legal advisor and then as senior director for Intelligence Programs on the National Security Council. Having worked closely with NSA at senior levels continuously since 2013, he has more relevant experience than any other general counsel in recent memory.

In a Washington Post article based largely on anonymous sources and absolutely riddled with factual errors, reporter Ellen Nakashima — who won a Pulitzer Prize for her role perpetuating the Russia collusion hoax — suggested that previous general counsels did not serve in political roles prior to their service. She quoted the most recent general counsel Glenn Gerstell saying the agency and its legal office have “a deep tradition of being nonpartisan and it would be important for anybody in the position of general counsel to discharge the job that way.”

Gerstell, who served from 2015 through last year, was a Barack Obama bundler who raised $50,000 for the Democrat in 2012, as well as chairman of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority. His predecessor Raj De was Obama’s own staff secretary, and credibly accused of being involved in improper politicization while a staffer on the 9/11 Commission.

The Lawfare blog, a primary mouthpiece for the architects of the Russia collusion hoax, disgraced former FBI Director James Comey in particular, has led the campaign to oust Ellis from his role. Mimicking the nebulous language once used to push the debunked Russia collusion hoax, Susan Hennessey wrote that “While important details remain unclear, media accounts include numerous indications of irregularity in the process by which Ellis was selected for the job, including interference by the White House. At a minimum, the evidence of possible violations of civil service rules demand immediate investigation by Congress and the inspectors general of the Department of Defense and the NSA.” Neither she, nor the media accounts she referenced, provided credible evidence for the claims.

In fact, the selection process for the general counsel position began a year ago. Multiple sources confirm that Ellis was found to be qualified for the position by a panel of career lawyers before any political appointee was involved in the process and he was interviewed by a panel that included a career intelligence lawyer. None of the partisans who oppose Ellis have put forth evidence of improper influence on the selection process.

Anonymous sources purportedly claim that NSA Director Paul Nakasone did not want Ellis in the role. But it’s not his say. The Defense Department general counsel selects the NSA general counsel because of a need for independence. The general counsel frequently needs to speak truthfully to the director and other senior officials, which is made more difficult if he or she serves at the pleasure of the director.

Defense Department General Counsel Paul Ney selected Ellis in November. But then the NSA slow-rolled Ellis’s appointment. Ellis passed his polygraph exam in December and was subsequently granted his security clearance by the NSA. Among the stalling tactics that NSA deployed was having Gen. Nakasone request an Office of Personnel and Management review. OPM informed him that they don’t review NSA appointments.

The refusal to appoint Ellis was in violation of merit system principles until it was ordered by the acting secretary of Defense. Pelosi and Schiff have justified their political interference in this career intelligence community position, normally considered off limits for political interference, by asserting without evidence that Ellis’s appointment must have been political.

Democratic activists on the Hill and at Lawfare have three main claims and complaints about Ellis. They claim that he was involved in Rep. Devin Nunes’s discovery of hundreds of instances of Obama-Biden officials unmasking Trump transition team members. The unmasked material frequently ended up leaked to media figures.

In March 2017, Nunes revealed that in the last three months of the Obama presidency, significant personal information from and about the Trump transition was collected and widely disseminated at intelligence agencies. While he said the collection of information may have been legally collected under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), he was “alarmed” by it.

Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice was asked about the discovery. She responded, “I know nothing about this. I was surprised to see reports from Chairman Nunes on that count today.” It turned out that she was lying on national television. She later claimed that while she did unmask the officials, “I leaked nothing to nobody.”

A meeting she unmasked — between Trump officials and the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates — did happen to leak to the Washington Post. UN Ambassador Samantha Power, of all people, unmasked nearly 300 Americans in 2016. And a whopping 39 Obama officials unmasked Michael Flynn, a frequent victim of leaked communications.

Among the unmaskers were officials with little legitimate need to access this kind of intelligence. They include former Vice President Joe Biden, Power, and Obama’s Chief of Staff Dennis McDonough.

Another criticism of Ellis is that he found former National Security Advisor Bolton to be attempting to publish classified information in a book attacking President Trump. That’s true, and career intelligence professionals up to and including the NSA director himself agreed with Ellis’s findings.

William Evanina, a 30-year veteran of the federal government and the director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, swore in an affidavit that he reviewed Ellis’ declarations and that Bolton’s “unauthorized disclosure” of classified information “could reasonably be expected to enable foreign threat actors to cause serious, and sometimes grave, damage to our national and economic security.”

Nakasone wrote that he reviewed the excerpts, per Ellis’s request, and that he “identified classified information” that could “result in the permanent loss of a valuable SIGINT source and could cause irreparable damage to the U.S. SIGINT system.”

The final complaint offered by Ellis’s critics relates to the effort to leak the contents of Trump’s call with the president of Ukraine in order to foment a scandal and impeachment push. Byron York’s book “Obsession,” on the first impeachment, details how the only person on the call to have a problem with the call was Vindman.

In testimony, Vindman repeatedly said that he viewed Trump’s phone call with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky as “wrong,” but he was unable to articulate precisely why. He expressed frustration that the elected president was pushing a foreign policy at odds from the “interagency consensus” of the bureaucracy that he felt should control foreign policy.

While he was trying to use a whistleblower to get the news out, NSA officials tried to prevent rampant leaking by putting it on a secure server. Ellis was one of the officials allegedly trying to thwart the leaking, which angered Vindman.

The partisans’ rabid effort to oust Ellis includes an unexplained and entirely unsubstantiated allegation of mishandling classified information. That charge was made for the first time on January 20, 2021, and threatens not only his current job as general counsel but his ability to make a living and provide for his family.

Again, Ellis has maintained a top security clearance, without any blemish, for more than a decade. Ellis’s wife is an active-duty Air Force doctor. He raised their toddler for six months while she was deployed to Qatar. She is currently pregnant and in a high-risk pregnancy while continuing to work as an emergency room doctor during the COVID pandemic.

Speaking of unsubstantiated allegations that turn out to be false, a few years ago the New York Times published another error-riddled piece involving Nunes and Ellis, by Jason Zengerle:

Zengerle claims Nunes pushed Rogers to pursue leads that didn’t check out. He claims Nunes ‘had heard that a drone operator at an American air base in Germany said a drone had been flying over the Benghazi compound during the raid and captured video of the incident. According to a source familiar with the investigation, Rogers sent a committee staff member, Michael Ellis, to Germany to find and interview the American drone operator—who, it turned out, wasn’t even in the drone unit that covered Libya and had been telling tales to his parents, which had somehow made their way to Nunes.’

Apparently none of this is true. Ellis never went to Germany, according to multiple sources on the House Intelligence Committee familiar with his travels. And Nunes said the first time he even heard this story was with Zengerle telling it: ‘I don’t know anything about a drone operator and I have no idea what they’re talking about there.’

Trust in media has declined to an all-time low, with only 18 percent of Republicans trusting outlets. Only 57 percent of Democrats trust the news media. Nearly 60 percent of Americans believe that “most news organizations are more concerned with supporting an ideology or political position than with informing the public.”

The media-enabled push to help Biden politically interfere in a civil service position is an example of why media trust has cratered.

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There’s Nothing Moderate Or Unifying About Biden’s Sweeping New Transgender Executive Order

On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Ryan T. Anderson, the William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow in American Principles and Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation, joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss Joe Biden’s new transgender executive order and the implications it holds for the president’s so-called moderate, unifying agenda.

“More or less, what you’re going to see now is endless litigation for the next four years over female privacy when it comes to female-only spaces like bathrooms and locker rooms and homeless shelters, where males who identify as females say they now have a civil right to enter,” Anderson explained. “We’re going to see litigation on behalf of high school athletes, frequently high school female athletes who are losing championship races to high school boys who identify as girls. We’re going to see litigation from doctors and nurses. … It’s the culture war ramped up to the nth degree from the president who was talking all about unity and healing the nation.”

Biden’s rush to push this kind of policy through his first few days in office, Anderson said, does not bode well for his reported attempts to unite the nation and tone down the polarization.

Read more of Anderson’s work on this topic here.



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Press Secretary: Biden Exempt From His Own Mask Order Because He Was ‘Celebrating’

President Joe Biden asked Americans to wear masks for at least 100 days, but he thinks he is exempt because of his inauguration celebrations.

Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday, mandating the use of masks on all federal property.

“Wearing masks isn’t a partisan issue — it’s a patriotic act that can save countless lives. That’s why I signed an executive order today issuing a mask mandate on federal property. It’s time to mask up, America,” he wrote on Twitter.

Despite his recent mask order, the new president and his family were spotted parading around the Lincoln Memorial without face coverings during Wednesday evening’s inauguration celebrations.

When asked on Thursday why Biden so clearly violated his most recent executive order concerning face coverings, press secretary Jen Psaki said the president’s “historic day” should be viewed as an exception to the rule.

“He was celebrating an evening of a historic day in our country,” Psaki said.

When pressed further on the issue, Psaki merely shrugged off the reporter’s concerns about political hypocrisy and said the administration has “bigger things to worry about.”

“Yesterday was a historic moment in our history. He was inaugurated as president of the United States. He was surrounded by his family. We take a number of precautions, but I think we have bigger issues to worry about,” she concluded, despite previously noting that Biden signed the mask mandate as “a way to send a message to the American public about the importance of wearing masks and how it can save tens of thousands of lives.”

Biden joins the ranks of other government officials and politicians such as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and many others who have violated their own lockdown orders, mask mandates, and COVID-19 virtual signaling to live their lives normally while telling their constituents to stay home and cover their faces.

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Google-Funded ‘Conservative’ Groups Tell Congress To Leave Google And Big Tech Alone

The National Taxpayers Union sent a letter to House Republicans Thursday calling on members to back off pursuit of antitrust legislation as bipartisan support for enhanced regulation might be growing on Capitol Hill.

The National Taxpayers Union spearheaded the letter, signed by 15 other groups, condemning new legislation to rein in Big Tech as antithetical to conservative values of free enterprise, never mind that the Silicon Valley tech empires have illustrated their capability to suffocate the open market on their own by amassing online monopolies.

“These companies provide valuable services to hundreds of millions of American and global consumers,” the letter reads, calling demands for new 21st-century antitrust legislation “politically-motivated efforts to tear apart successful firms simply because they’re big or for any number of other arbitrary reasons.”

The so-called conservative National Taxpayers Union, which led the effort recruiting groups to sign on, is also named on Google’s list of associations that “receive the most substantial contributions” from the California company. Several other signatories, including the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the R Street Institute, and TechFreedom, are also featured on Google’s list of supported organizations.

The letter, addressed to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Republicans, was confirmed to The Federalist to have been received by Colorado Rep. Ken Buck, Florida Rep. Greg Steube, and Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, all of whom sit prominently on the House subcommittee on antitrust.

In a statement to The Federalist, Buck rejected the idea that lawmakers were weaponizing the power of the legislature for political purposes.

“The Republicans and Democrats that I’ve spoken to agree that Big Tech is far too powerful and companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon have violated antitrust laws,” Buck said. “These companies have acted illegally to crush innovation and silence competitors. Congress cannot sit idly by and allow this to happen.”

House lawmakers on the Judiciary’s subcommittee on antitrust released their findings and recommendations last fall following a 15-month investigation centered on anti-competitive market practices by Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google. Buck, a leading contender to serve as ranking member of the powerful subcommittee, authored a minority report expanding on what was released by his majority colleagues, highlighting common ground in several areas of marketplace problems ripe for reform. The net-worth of the big four now exceeds $5 trillion, about a third of the entire S&P 100, as the corporate powerhouses have continued to thrive under the draconian lockdowns imposed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Steube also rejected the idea that pursuing new internet rules flies contradictory to conservative values and endorsed free markets. The Florida lawmaker cited the unique liability protections afforded to the tech giants from Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which shields them from accountability not found in any other industry, empowering the Silicon Valley arbiters of the digital public square to engage in selective censorship.

While some members of Congress are still confident that bipartisanship is growing to reign in Big Tech, after the tech giants engaged in widespread election interference to the benefit of Democrats last fall, Steube said he thinks the bipartisan tide against Big Tech appears to have changed.

“Suddenly, with everything that happened in the election, I haven’t heard a peep from the Democrats on breaking up Big Tech,” Steube told The Federalist, after House Democrats spearheaded the initial crusade to crack down on the internet monopolies.

While the House subcommittee on antitrust released its reports last fall, no meetings have taken place yet in the session with new bipartisan legislation proposed based on its conclusions. Earlier this month, Steube reintroduced his bill to reform Section 230 that was proposed in the last Congress, called the CASE-IT Act.

Thursday’s letter from the National Taxpayers Union follows another similar message that circulated Capitol Hill last week, as reported by the Washington Times, featuring another list of signatory groups financially backed by Google.

Five out of the 25-conservative-group coalition in last week’s letter received “most substantial contributions” from Google, including the American Action Forum, the American Conservative Union, Americans for Tax Reform, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and the National Taxpayers Union.

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Biden Orders Nationwide Cover-Up Of Differences Between Men And Women In Orwellian Crusade For ‘Equality’

As he promised while campaigning, on his first day in office Joe Biden issued an executive order requiring every institution that receives federal funding to put biological males on women’s sports teams, in their locker rooms, on overnight trips, and more — and the same for injecting women into private male spaces. The executive order demands that all federally funded institutions affirm people’s gender dysphoria rather than treat it and to help inflict their psychological distress on other vulnerable people.

The order is a spit in the face to the so-called “suburban women” vote, which is girl-power-oriented. Many female voters will see this as one of the things it is: the erasure of talent development and recognition of achievements for those with XX chromosomes.

The executive order undoes the Trump administration’s allowance of federally funded institutions to recognize human sex differences, overturning an Obama-era executive order. In its last months in office, the Obama administration had required, on pain of federal prosecution, all public schools and higher education institutions to reinforce any students’ gender dysphoria, at the expense of the emotional and physical well-being of all other students. The Biden administration is threatening these institutions also with the loss of their federal funds and applying these principles to every aspect of federal law and policy, from health care to employment to housing and education.

On the same day his inaugural speech demanded the need for “leaders” who “defend the truth and defeat the lies,” Biden signed an executive order claiming to provide “equality” while enacting discrimination against all who aren’t transgender and who recognize the reality of the two human sexes. While denying “respect and dignity” to the boys and girls whom this order will force to shower next to people of the opposite sex and compete against them in sports, the order cynically proclaims:

Every person should be treated with respect and dignity and should be able to live without fear, no matter who they are or whom they love. Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports.

Dignity is letting males see naked females. Respect is telling girls their accomplishments will never be as good as a man’s. Up is down. Male is female. Science is science.

Several years ago, a mother told me what her daughters did when transgender students were admitted to their bathrooms in their Las Vegas public high school. They stopped going to the bathroom and using the showers at school. I broke a story about a Florida public school where a coach told me middle-school boys ran out of the showers and locker room, some undressed, in alarm because they found a girl there next to them while they changed and showered. She was transgender, and the coach was threatened with losing his job if he refused to supervise her with the boys in the showers.

Nobody warned the coach or parents of these boys this was going to happen to them. In fact, the Obama administration’s guidance that Biden is reviving explicitly instructed schools not to tell parents. It violates the transgender students’ rights to privacy, you see.

Girls and boys like these, and those too young or unprepared to take action to defend their modesty and innocence, are now to be told to shut up and deny the fears other people have decided to inflict upon them in the name of “equality,” “respect,” and “dignity.” In true Orwellian fashion, Biden proclaims he is seeking goodness while destroying it.

He has had ample help from Republicans and so-called conservatives in this pursuit. The order quotes the Bostock Supreme Court decision, authored by Justice Neil Gorsuch, that insanely decided the word “sex” actually means “gender identity.” This allowed all federal laws against sex discrimination to be Trojan Horsed into laws demanding transgendering every institution to which they apply.

Again, while defecating on the Constitution and the concept of equal protection, Biden claims his executive order upholds it:

These principles are reflected in the Constitution, which promises equal protection of the laws.  These principles are also enshrined in our Nation’s anti-discrimination laws, among them Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq.). In Bostock v. Clayton County, 590 U.S. ___ (2020), the Supreme Court held that Title VII’s prohibition on discrimination ‘because of . . . sex’ covers discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation. Under Bostock‘s reasoning, laws that prohibit sex discrimination — including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended (20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.), the Fair Housing Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 3601 et seq.), and section 412 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended (8 U.S.C. 1522), along with their respective implementing regulations — prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation, so long as the laws do not contain sufficient indications to the contrary.

In sum, this executive order combined with Supreme Court precedent amounts to imposing a national sexual orientation and gender identity law on the entire country. As the Alliance Defending Freedom, a nonprofit legal organization focused on First Amendment freedoms, put it in a statement responding to Biden’s order:

Under a similar policy ADF is challenging in Connecticut, two males identifying as girls have taken 15 women’s state championship titles, depriving numerous female athletes of medals, advancement opportunities, and fair competition. … Where similar policies have already been enacted through state or local laws, they’ve also repeatedly been used to force Americans to celebrate events and speak messages that violate their core beliefs.

Biden’s order uses sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) language throughout: “It is the policy of my Administration to prevent and combat discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation, and to fully enforce Title VII and other laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. It is also the policy of my Administration to address overlapping forms of discrimination.”

These kinds of policies have been used to persecute religious believers, free speech advocates, medical practitioners, and all who affirm the reality that humankind comes in two varieties, and two only: male and female. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi led Democrats in making House rules that ban the use of terms such as “mother,” “father,” “sister,” and “brother” in new federal laws. Will these kinds of speech bans also be applied to public schools, colleges, and other recipients of federal funds? What about cities and state governments? Hospitals?

You’d better believe it. Federal money is everywhere, giving Biden’s team, commissioned in the order with applying its principles to every area of federal influence possible, plenty of opportunities to harass nuns, other people who pray, little boys and girls in locker rooms, female high school and college athletes and scholarship aspirants — anyone anywhere who dares to live by the obvious reality that men and women are absolutely equal but we are not the same.

There will be backlash. But there will also be many innocent casualties of this cynical war on women, war on men, and war on reality itself. Will you give Caesar his pinch of incense and actively or passively affirm what you know to be a lie?

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Twitter Fumes Over New Executive Order With #BidenErasedWomen

One day after President Joe Biden issued an executive order mandating that any educational institutions that receive federal funding must function as if biological males who claim to be females are the same, and vice versa, “#BidenErasedWomen” began trending on Twitter.

At first, the hashtag was filled with people on both sides of the aisle pointing out the dangers in the executive order by stripping the meaning of sex, noting the detrimental effects it could have on females, such as allowing biological males to compete on and against women’s sports teams, receive women’s scholarships, and be admitted in women’s locker rooms.

“On day one, Biden reduced womanhood to nothing more than a feeling inside a man’s head, an insulting set of stereotypes, undeserving of female-only spaces and fair, safe sports categories. American women have absolutely nothing to celebrate today,” one user wrote.

Some noted the hypocrisy in the Biden administration’s messaging for girls and women.

Others argued that the order catered to a small minority of people and was really a political move to appeal to social progressives.

Shortly after the hashtag began to trend, however, progressives hijacked the feed, using it to criticize the people opposed to the order as “transphobic” or “TERFs,” meaning trans-exclusionary radical feminists.

“I see #BidenErasedWomen trending so seems like a good time to remind everyone that trans people have been around in every recorded culture. Biden has simply said that he’s not going to allow people like me to be discriminated against for using female toilets, as we’ve always done,” wrote one activist on Twitter. 

“I get called TERF because I believe women have a right to our own sports, prisons, refuges & spaces and because I believe children should be protected from people who seek to sexualise them and to confuse them about who they are. Happy to stand for what I do. #BidenErasedWomen,” wrote one journalist and filmmaker. 

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Hemingway: Media Coverage Of Biden Inauguration Like ‘Watching a Jeffrey Toobin Zoom Call’

The Federalist Senior Editor Mollie Hemingway slammed the corporate media’s hypocritical coverage of President Joe Biden’s inauguration, saying it was a “tongue bath.”

“Yesterday was horrible to watch how the media were losing all sense of themselves. The tongue baths that they gave Joe Biden, it was just embarrassing to watch. It was like watching a Jeffrey Toobin Zoom call or something,” Hemingway said.

The biggest problem with the media’s reaction to Biden’s inauguration, Hemingway continued, wasn’t that they were “uncritical” of the new president and his big day, but it was because they played favorites and refused to take the same approach during former President Donald Trump’s ceremonies four years ago and throughout his entire administration.

“It was hatred and hostility every minute of the last four years for Donald Trump and his supporters, and people aren’t forgetting that. They remember how much pain they went through with the media saying that every single thing he did was the worst thing ever, and they see how hypocritical they are,” she said.

While Biden has already taken strong actions that require scrutiny, such as firing a top prosecutor on the National Labor Relations Board before his term expired and sidelining people in national security, Hemingway said the only noise from the media is praise.

“There are many things that a credible, noncorrupt media would be doing to hold this president accountable if they were anything other than propagandists,” Hemingway concluded.

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