Hypocrisy at its finest. Kamala Harris publicly received her first dose of the coronavirus vaccine Tuesday during a nationally streamed television extravaganza.
“I want to encourage everyone to get the vaccine,” she said. “It is relatively painless, it happens really quickly. It’s safe,” she added.
“This is about saving lives. It’s literally about saving lives. I trust the scientists, and it is the scientists who created and approved this vaccine everyone. So I urge everyone, when it is your turn, get vaccinated. It’s about saving your life, the life of your family members, and the life of your community.”
But, the irony is ripe for picking.
For months, Harris repeatedly said she would refuse the vaccine if it had anything to do with President Trump.
In September, she said she wouldn’t trust Trump’s word when it came to the reliability of any coronavirus vaccine produced before the presidential election in November.
A month later, during the debate with Vice President Mike Pence, Harris repeated herself, saying she would not take the vaccine if Trump suggested to.
“If the public health professionals, if Dr. Fauci, if the doctors tell us we should take it, I’ll be the first in line to take it, absolutely,” she said. “But if Donald Trump tells us we should take it, I’m not taking it.”
Pence fired back, saying “the fact that you continue to undermine the public confidence in a vaccine, if a vaccine emerges during the Trump administration, I think is unconscionable, and Senator, I just ask you to stop playing politics with peoples’ lives.”
Well said, Veep.
Despite the fact that the vaccine rolled out shortly after the election, it was created thanks to the Trump Administration’s Operation Warp Speed.
As of now, both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have been approved by the FDA and are being administered throughout the country.