By Biden's own words: You can't legislate by executive order unless you're a dictator. (He's now signed more executive orders in 1 week than ANY OTHER PRESIDENT IN HISTORY)

You can’t [legislate] by executive order unless you’re a dictator. We’re a democracy. We need consensus

—Joe Biden, October, 2020




In an appearance on ABC in October, then-candidate Joe Biden argued that presidents should avoiding using executive orders to impose legislation from the executive office.




Biden said to George Stephanopoulos that he would not be able to enact legislation without the votes necessary in Congress to do so.

"I've got to get the votes," Biden said. "I gotta get the votes. That's why y'know, the one thing that I, I have this strange notion. We're a democracy. Some of my Republican friends and some of my Democratic friends even occasionally 'well if you can't get the votes then by executive order you've got to so something.'

"Things you can't do by executive order unless you're a dictator. We're a democracy. We need a consensus," Biden said, before winning the election and going on to sign more executive orders in his first week in office than any other president ever in the history of the United States.

Source:  https://thepostmillennial.com/flashback-biden-speaks-out-against-excessive-executive-orders-hes-since-signed-33