After nearly 2 months, Punxsutawney Biden came out of hiding on Memorial Day and saw his own shadow, signaling months of more incoherent rambling and gaffes that have been the highlight of his campaign.
In honor of Biden returning to the campaign trail, for the time being, here are the not so top 10 Biden blunders.
Assembly Minority Introduces Bill Addressing Future Emergencies
Assembly Republicans introduced a bill this week that would limit the power of the Governor and hand more authority and decision making to local officials in future emergency situations.
“Undoubtedly, there will be times when immediate, direct action is needed from the Executive,” Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay said. “However, ‘state of emergency’ doesn’t equate to ‘authoritarian rule.’ In any situation, a balanced, measured approach is necessary and the full complement of government must be levied. This bill ensures just that, and that every voice in New York is heard during times of crisis.”
In early March, Governor Cuomo declared New York in a state of emergency. This allowed him to change laws, which he has since done more than 260 times.
The bill would call for a county-by-county declaration of all state emergencies, lasting for no longer than 30 days. An additional 15 days emergency order could be extended by the Governor. However, no other emergency declaration would be extended without being voted on by the State Legislature. Additionally, a county executive, chair of a county board of supervisors, and the mayor of New York City, could request any state of emergency declaration be cancelled with justification.
Livingston County Chair Leads Way
Livingston County Conservative Chairman, and Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, Jason McGuire, helped secure a win for religious freedom after advocating fiercely that houses of worship be allowed to open.
“On March 31, our organization (New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms) wrote to the Governor’s office seeking clarification on the issue of drive-in services. Since March many Churches have been holding these types of services as a way to meet in a safe and socially-distant manner. Today, Mr. Cuomo said that he would be encouraging drive-in and parking lot services. Pastors have been putting the physical, mental and spiritual health of their congregations in proper perspective for some time, but today the Governor lent his voice to the effort,” McGuire said last week.
The Governor has mandated church services be capped at 10 people.
A letter signed by more than 300 pastors was sent to the Governor asking him to prioritize in-person religious services.
“If you can safely do a First Amendment press conference, you can also let people exercise their freedom of religion,” McGuire continued.
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