Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Biden/Harris Are Responsible For Red State COVID Surge Because They Cast Doubt on the Vaccine
For the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the virus was indiscriminate. People from all states, all races and all political persuasions suffered from the illness.
But things have changed now that the vaccine is readily available. In many blue states, a large percentage of the population have gotten their shots. In many red states, people have refused to get the vaccine and cases are surging.
The White House recently called the surge a pandemic of the unvaccinated. But former Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders recently claimed that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are respo
nsible for the surge because they cast doubt on the vaccine.
The Arkansas governor hopeful laid out her thoughts in an op-ed for the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. She wrote, “no one did more to undercut public confidence in the vaccine than Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Biden doubted that the vaccine would be ‘real,’ while Harris said in a nationally-televised debate that she would not take any vaccine the Trump administration had a hand in creating.”
The bad faith argument continued, “I believe in freedom and personal responsibility. Arkansans should not be told they can’t work because their businesses or jobs are not essential. Our schools or churches should not be shut down. Large gatherings should not be banned. There should not be mandates to get vaccinated or to wear masks.I understand that the decision to be vaccinated is deeply personal and not an easy one to make.”
Of course Biden and Harris have wholeheartedly urged all Americans to get vaccinated. On Fox News, where Sanders is a contributor, vaccine hesitancy is pushed on a daily basis. You can read Sanders’ ridiculous piece here.