Joe Biden calls for a nationwide mask mandate

Joe Biden on Thursday called on governors across the U.S. to issue mask-wearing mandates to stem the spread of Coronavirus.

“Every single American should be wearing a mask when they’re outside for the next three months, at a minimum,” Biden told reporters at a hotel in Wilmington, Delaware, with his newly minted running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. “Every governor should mandate mandatory mask-wearing,” he added.

“It’s not about your rights, it’s about your responsibilities,” Biden said.

“When I get occasionally confronted by a person in public about wearing a mask, I say, ‘look, this is America, be a patriot, protect your fellow citizens.'” Biden said. “Step up, do the right thing.”

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