President-elect Joe Biden is preparing to sign a number of executive orders that advance left-wing causes immediately upon taking office.
Over the weekend, incoming White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain released a memo detailing a “non-exhaustive” but lengthy list of executive orders that Biden plans to sign during his first ten days in office.
According to Klain, they will be directed at four “crises” that “demand urgent action,” namely, “the COVID-19 crisis, the resulting economic crisis, the climate crisis, and a racial equity crisis.”
“During the campaign, President-elect Biden pledged to take immediate action to start addressing these crises and build back better,” Klain wrote. “As president, he will keep those promises and sign dozens of executive orders, presidential memoranda, and directives to Cabinet agencies in fulfillment of the promises he made.”
Three major orders
On day one, Biden is planning to sign at least twelve executive orders. Klain’s memo highlights three major ones.
The first is the rejoining of the Paris climate agreement. President Donald Trump pulled America out of this agreement, citing its devastating effects on the economy, its unfair targeting of the United States, and its failure to actually accomplish its stated goal of affecting the climate.
The second order will end Trump’s travel ban from certain Muslim-majority countries.
The third major order is a mask mandate. Biden will sign an order requiring everyone under the direct authority of the federal government to wear a mask for a duration of at least 100 days. He also plans to encourage state leaders to institute a similar requirement for their residents.
The memo released by Klain is vague on the details regarding most of the executive orders that Biden plans on signing, using phrases such as “restore humanity to our immigration system.”
He’s just getting started
According to Klain, “these actions will change the course of COVID-19, combat climate change, promote racial equity and support other underserved communities, and rebuild our economy in ways that strengthen the backbone of this country: the working men and women who built our nation.”
“While the policy objectives in these executive actions are bold, I want to be clear: the legal theory behind them is well-founded and represents a restoration of an appropriate, constitutional role for the President,” he claimed.
But according to Klain, “these actions are just the start of our work.”