On Thursday night, President Joe Biden told the nation, “It’s time to act.”
But within hours of his gun control speech, he had gone off to a beach house he owns in Delaware for a long weekend, according to the Washington Examiner.
“This time, we have to take the time to do something,” he said at one point, before deciding to offer the opposition party a stick instead of an olive branch.
“During my twelve-and-half years as a member of this body, I have never believed that additional gun control or federal registration of guns would reduce crime.”
-Senator Joe Biden, 1985
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) June 2, 2022
Joe Biden wants to ban “assault weapons” and “high capacity magazines” yet Democrats refuse to prosecute violent crimes in Democrat cities all over the country, and refuse to protect your children at school with armed security.
Same Democrats are protected by armed guards daily.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) June 2, 2022
“But my God. The fact that the majority of the Senate Republicans don’t want any of these proposals even to be debated or come up for a vote, I find unconscionable.”
By about 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time, all that was behind Biden as he reached Rehoboth Beach.
Biden has created multiple crises, but he’s headed to the beach again for vacation.https://t.co/x9URLLT0dy
— GOP (@GOP) June 3, 2022
The weekend will add to Biden’s record-setting pace of being away from the White House, according to the Washington Examiner.
Biden has spent about 188 full or partial days away from the White House, with 130 in Delaware, 52 at Camp David, and six in Nantucket, Mass.
Based on that pace, he will end a four-year term with 553 days away from the White House.
While parents are struggling to find formula to feed their babies, Joe Biden is on his 35th weekend vacation in Delaware.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) May 14, 2022
Among modern presidents, that puts him on track to far outpace former President Donald Trump, who spent 381 days away from the White House, according to the Examiner. Trump usually visited his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida or other Trump properties in the Northeast.
Former President Barack Obama spent 328 days away from the White House during his two terms — with much of that during annual vacations in Hawaii.
Former President George W. Bush spent 1,020 days away from the White House over two terms. If Biden were to serve two terms at his current out-of-Washington pace, he would top Bush by being gone for 1,106 days.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.