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Joe Biden, famous for calling early lids, called one before noon on a Monday, raising questions about his fitness.
A lid is what Press Secretaries say to indicate to the media that no news will be coming out of the White House for the day once it is called.
According to Town Hall:
“The White House has called a travel pool lid at 11:27,” the White House pool report states.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki isn’t scheduled to give a briefing Monday afternoon.
Before calling a lid, President Biden released a statement about ongoing unrest and government crackdowns in Belarus.
“One year ago today, the people of Belarus sought to make their voices heard and shape their own future through that most basic expression of democracy—an election. Rather than respect the clear will of the Belarusian people, the Lukashenka regime perpetrated election fraud, followed by a brutal campaign of repression to stifle dissent. From detaining thousands of peaceful protesters, to imprisoning more than 500 activists, civil society leaders, and journalists as political prisoners, to forcing the diversion of an international flight in an affront to global norms, the actions of the Lukashenka regime are an illegitimate effort to hold on to power at any price,” Biden said.
Biden called it an early day as Republicans and Democrats battle it out over an infrastructure bill.