January 26, 2021
Only four months ago, then-candidate Biden sat at a town hall in Philadelphia to assure ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that he planned to govern by consensus if he won the election. Only a dictator, he said, relied on executive orders.
“That’s why — you know, the one thing that I — I have this strange notion,” Biden said at a town hall event in Philadelphia. “We are a democracy. Some of my Republican friends and some of my Democratic friends even occasionally say, ‘Well, if you can’t get the votes by executive order, you’re going to do something.’ Things you can’t do by executive order unless you’re a dictator. We’re a democracy. We need consensus.”
Clearly, Biden, who signed a record-shattering 30 executive orders in his first three days alone, according to CNN, has realized there are quite a few things the country doesn’t need “consensus” for. On Tuesday, he signed four more, the U.K. Guardianreported.