Biden says he misspoke in comments on Title 42 immigration policy

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden said he misspoke earlier on Thursday in comments on Title 42, a COVID-related expulsion policy that has effectively closed down the U.S. asylum system, saying he was referring to a mask mandate for public transportation that was struck down by a federal judge.

“I want to clarify that, in comments at the conclusion of my remarks this morning, I was referring to the CDC’s mask mandate,” he said in a statement.

(Reporting by Steve Holland and Ted Hesson; Writing by Doina Chiacu and Tim Ahmann, Editing by William Maclean)