When Trump was president, his critics would lose their minds whenever he signed an executive order. Now Biden is on a spree, signing more executive orders in his first two weeks than Trump and Obama combined.
Where are the critics now? Nowhere to be found.
The double standard is as predictable as it is insulting.
The Federalist reports:
Critics Who Called Trump ‘Authoritarian’ Are Silent On Biden’s Executive Order Spree
Just more than one week into Joe Biden’s administration, the new president issued approximately 40 executive orders, significantly more than any of his predecessors discharged in their first weeks.
Many of these orders removed former President Donald Trump’s directives, including immediately ending the Keystone XL pipeline, mandating that any federally funded schools must function as if biological males who claim to be females are the same, and vice versa, or risk losing financial support, and rescinding the Mexico City Policy, forcing U.S. taxpayers to fund abortions in foreign countries…
This lack of reaction by the left comes after journalists, pundits, politicians, and other notable Trump critics spent years condemning Trump for using his federal authority to sign executive orders and execute his agenda. Beginning even before his time in office, Trump critics claimed democracy and the United States were threatened by the potential for him to pen executive orders.
“Is Donald Trump a Threat to Democracy?” a New York Times opinion article asked, posing questions and raising concerns about the president’s ability to use executive orders to accomplish his political agenda.
Here are some examples:
Evan McMullin Tweetstorm on Trump's Executive Order: "This is a painfully common authoritarian move." pic.twitter.com/SjeDpid2Oh
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 30, 2017
Draft Trump executive order dictates that “the classical architectural style shall be the preferred and default style” for future government buildings. https://t.co/MkuUAdbbHy
Makes sense. Authoritarian rulers tend to have an affinity for classical architecture. pic.twitter.com/gYFjTCLIFx
— Hans Kristensen (@nukestrat) February 9, 2020
Whatever the criticisms I may have of current law, this Executive Order is an authoritarian attack against freedom of expression & accountability.
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) May 28, 2020
Look it’s not that I’m unaware of how unconstitutional and authoritarian this Executive Order is – it’s just that he’s pretty clearly doing this particular unconstitutional authoritarian thing because he doesn’t want people talking about his botched pandemic response.
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) May 28, 2020
Remember when they said executive orders were the sign of "dictatorship"? pic.twitter.com/lQnw6f0FJI
— Robert Barnes (@barnes_law) January 26, 2021
Democrats don’t care about being hypocrites. They just want power.