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WH Claims Biden Left Medal of Honor Ceremony Early to ‘Reduce Contact’

White Home Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Wednesday claimed that President Joe Biden left a Medal of Honor recipient’s ceremony early yesterday so as to “decrease his shut contact with attendees.”

Biden’s early departure from the ceremony puzzled viewers, as it isn’t typical for a president to take action.

The Tuesday ceremony was to honor 81-year-old Military Captain Larry L. Taylor, a Vietnam veteran, for conspicuous gallantry whereas serving as a workforce chief of a helicopter light-fire workforce that rescued a patrol workforce surrounded by the enemy.

After inserting the award round Taylor’s neck as is customary, Biden saluted him and walked out of the room earlier than the ceremony was over.

Jean-Pierre claimed through the White Home briefing the following day that Biden purposely walked out early throughout a “pause” within the ceremony to reduce the danger of him spreading COVID to others. Whereas she mentioned Biden has examined unfavorable for COVID, first woman Jill Biden examined constructive on Monday:

He left when there was a pause in this system so as to decrease — to reduce his shut contact with attendees, who’re who’re about to take part in a reception. And as you all reported that, and observed that he left, when there was a pause in this system as a result of once more, he needed to reduce definitely his impression on of us who had been there.

Nevertheless, she had no clarification for why Biden wore a masks through the ceremony however took it off in the midst of the ceremony and didn’t put it again on. She claimed:

The President took off his masks, as I mentioned he would ship extremely highly effective remarks about this Captain Taylor, and what he did in service to our nation. And we needed to honor the captain. And for a quick time afterwards, he additionally didn’t have his masks on, as you simply laid out. And he left as deliberate.

She additionally claimed that Biden was masked whereas spending a “good period of time” with Taylor and his household earlier than the ceremony, however didn’t clarify why Biden had his masks off whereas standing subsequent to Taylor and inserting the award round his neck.

“The President in each means that we may yesterday, adopted the CDC pointers,” she mentioned.

Rep. Wesley Hunt (R-TX) slammed Biden for leaving the ceremony early.

“At the least he didn’t test his watch this time,” he posted on X, referring to Biden checking his watch whereas receiving the our bodies of fallen service members at Dover Air Power Base after the botched Afghanistan withdrawal.

TOPSHOT - US President Joe Biden looks down alongside First Lady Jill Biden as they attend the dignified transfer of the remains of a fallen service member at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware, August, 29, 2021, one of the 13 members of the US military killed in Afghanistan last week. - President Joe Biden prepared Sunday at a US military base to receive the remains of the 13 American service members killed in an attack in Kabul, a solemn ritual that comes amid fierce criticism of his handling of the Afghanistan crisis. Biden and his wife, Jill, both wearing black and with black face masks, first met far from the cameras with relatives of the dead in a special family center at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.The base, on the US East Coast about two hours from Washington, is synonymous with the painful return of service members who have fallen in combat. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

US President Joe Biden appears to be like down alongside First Woman Jill Biden as they attend the dignified switch of the stays of a fallen service member at Dover Air Power Base in Dover, Delaware, August, 29, 2021, one of many 13 members of the US army killed in Afghanistan final week.  (Photograph by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photograph by SAUL LOEB/AFP by way of Getty Pictures)


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