President Joe Biden's wide-reaching vaccine mandates were announced to "cover up the insanity and the debacle of Afghanistan," and come as another of the self-inflicted crises the president has created in his first eight months in office, Rep. Greg Murphy told Newsmax while discussing his recent column about the president's failures in what should be his "honeymoon" period.
"Normally there's a honeymoon period where the elected president would enjoy good ratings as they move through at least their first year," the North Carolina Republican said on Friday's "Wake Up America." "But now, because of the self-inflicted crises that Biden has brought upon this nation, his approval rating is plummeting."
In his column for the Washington Examiner, Murphy outlined the president's "top-five blunders" as the pullout from Afghanistan, his "broken promises," being pulled by the left on agenda items such as defunding the police, the border crisis, and the "tax-and-spend agenda" that has led to higher inflation.
"Look at our economic situation, the inflation that is going on [with] paying people to stay at home," Murphy said. "This inflation is here to stay, and it's going to disproportionately affect the poor."
Further, he pointed out that close to 2 million people have come across the U.S.-Mexico border, and they are not facing vaccination requirements.
"This is just one debacle after another," Murphy said. "I think Middle America, which in my opinion is the people who actually make how we do national or state elections, have woken up. They didn't like Trump's personality, but now they can't stand Biden's policies."
It's also a "troubling time" for the nation because even if Biden wouldn't finish his term, it is a "constitutional crisis" about "who steps forward," Murphy said.
"You know how many times that Biden said recently, 'I'm not supposed to do this,'" said Murphy. "Somebody is pulling him. He's being definitely a puppet. So does he have the mental capacity to lead the greatest country in the free world? I really have my doubts about that, and I think most Americans do, too. It is a scary time for us."
He also called it "hypocrisy" that Biden isn't calling for vaccination mandates for the immigrants crossing the southern border or the refugees coming into the country from Afghanistan and the Middle East.
"This is what we're seeing from the Democratic Party," Murphy said. "It's hypocrisy. It's do as I say, not as I do. ... Those folks should be ... vaccinated also if they're going to do a mandate."
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