Naomi Wolf, a former adviser to President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, has questioned the possibility of her casting a ballot for Democrat Joe Biden if she had known he was open to more lockdowns if elected.
Wolf has called such a practice "historically unprecedented" and "terrifying".
If I’d known Biden was open to ‘lockdowns’ as he now states, which is something historically unprecedented in any pandemic, and a terrifying practice, one that won’t ever end because elites love it, I would never have voted for him.— Dr Naomi Wolf (@naomirwolf) November 9, 2020
Biden, the projected president-elect, has made the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic a priority of his administration and promised to put together a team of experts to advise the new US government. Since the pandemic started in the United States, he has been a vocal critic of how the Trump administration has handled the virus, accusing Doland Trump of downplaying the pandemic.
Trump, who himself has recently overcome COVID-19, warned Americans ahead of Election Day that casting a ballot for Biden would mean "a vote for lockdowns, layoffs, misery, and getting rid of your Second Amendment".
After coronavirus-induced shutdowns had been imposed in several states, mostly under Democratic leadership, Trump called for "opening up America", citing small businesses that suffered the most losses.