Although many on the left (including myself) question why naysayers, anti-maskers, and virus hoaxers electeds in the Republican Party got vaccines ahead of front line medical personnel…Vice-president-elect Kamala Harris wants a word.
Amid as some Republicans who have spent the pandemic downplaying COVID-19 become some of the first to receive the vaccine, Vice President-elect appeared on where she said she supports it. Over the weekend, Senators and , who have parroted ’s rhetoric on COVID throughout, garnered massive backlash after they posted pictures on social media of themselves receiving the vaccine. But Harris believes that leaders of both parties getting the vaccine could help urge people to do the same, as many Americans are still skeptical of the vaccine.
When asked about it by host , Harris answered, “Honestly, Joy, I want that everyone gets it. We could talk about where they’ve been on the issue, but I hope and I believe that anybody who’s in a position of leadership right now should be urging all Americans, again, regardless of their party affiliation, should be encouraging them that when it is their time, they should get this vaccine.” Harris added, “The reality is that it is literally about saving lives. It is literally about saving life.”
I do get it. Overcoming the hesitancy of many of us in America is a good thing. Proving that the vaccines are safe and effective is a good thing. But it still smells of deep hypocrisy to me.