Democrat President Joe Biden has warned that “there’s going to be another pandemic” while telling reporters that his administration needs more money to prepare.
Biden issued the warning during a press conference where he assured reporters that “the second pandemic” is coming.
However, as many have pointed out, “another pandemic” would bring major disruption to the November midterm elections.
In 2020, Democrats used the COVID-19 pandemic to push changes to voting processes that included the widespread use of controversial mail-in ballots.
Speaking during a Tuesday press conference, Biden was asked about making vaccines available to young children in the wake of the most recent Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs).
Biden responded by saying that his administration was working to make sure that there were enough vaccines.
However, the president continued by saying his administration needs “more money” to invest in preparing for the next pandemic.
The reporter asked about the number of doses of the Covid vaccines that were available for school-aged children.
He also asked how many shots the government was prepared to provide before the administration asked for more tax dollars to manage the costs.
“We’ll get through at least this year,” Biden began.
“We do need more money,” he added.
“But we don’t just need more money for vaccines for children, eventually,” Biden continued as he appeared to veer away from the script.
“We need more money to plan for the second pandemic.
“There’s going to be another pandemic,” he asserted.
“We have to think ahead.”
Biden continued by taking a swipe at President Donald Trump and suggesting that a lack of preparation on his part had increased the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“That’s not something the last outfit did very well, and that’s something that we’ve been doing fairly well,” he alleged.
“That’s why we need the money.”
Biden: "We need more money to plan for the second pandemic. There's going to be another pandemic." pic.twitter.com/z0Plc8aZQU
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) June 21, 2022
Critics immediately pointed out that “another pandemic” would have a significant impact on the midterms.
Many on social media suggested that another pandemic — or at least another COVID variant — was all part of a plan to ensure that mail-in ballots were the standard for the 2022 midterms and perhaps beyond.
“We know Joe. You guys need those mail-in ballots and this is your excuse,” Tim Swain tweeted.
“Promises, promises,” Alexandros Marinos added.
Jeff Carlson tweeted, “The DNC’s ‘Mid-Terms Mail-in-Ballot’ prep work begins …”
“These people can take their pandemic panic porn & stick it where the sun doesn’t shine,” @ITguy1959 tweeted.
Others argued that the federal government had plenty of money to throw around when it came to sending billions of dollars in support for Ukraine and to managing the flow of illegal immigrants at the southern border.
“Joe Biden predicts a second pandemic, he ‘feels it,’ like the plan is bubbling and the WHO will lower the boom on us in fall,” Tosca Austen argued.
“We need money.
“Yet Joe is slinging it about like confetti.
“$54.4B to stand w Ukraine, and more$ to come, and big $ for the DHS migrant travel agency…”