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Kamala Harris has found herself under fire after posting an incredibly hypocritical and puzzling message on Twitter.
Harris took to Twitter to urge Americans to help protect already vaccinated people in order to end the pandemic.
“By vaccinating the unvaccinated, increasing our testing and masking, and protecting the vaccinated, we can end this pandemic. That’s exactly what we are committed to doing,” Harris tweeted.
By vaccinating the unvaccinated, increasing our testing and masking, and protecting the vaccinated, we can end this pandemic. That’s exactly what we are committed to doing.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 12, 2021
Harris’s tweet was met with criticism and confusion.
“’Protecting the vaccinated’ is an odd argument since the vaccinated are already, you know, vaccinated. And the vaccine works in keeping one out of the hospital 99.99 percent of the time per the data,” Fox News contributor Joe Concha responded.
“Protecting the vaccinated” is an odd argument since the vaccinated are already, you know, vaccinated. And the vaccine works in keeping one out of the hospital 99.99 percent of the time per the data. https://t.co/VPKgsFMhap
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) September 13, 2021
Former Trump administration staffer Kyle Hooten asked, “Why do you need to protect the vaccinated? Doesn’t the vax do that?”
Why do you need to protect the vaccinated? Doesn’t the vax do that?
— Kyle Hooten (@KyleHooten2) September 13, 2021
Fox News contributor Kate Pavlich called Harris’ message “bizarre” and noted the Biden administration appears to be “taking credit for something…the vaccine is supposed to do.”
“Protecting the vaccinated.” So, the Biden administration is taking credit for something…the vaccine is supposed to do?
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) September 13, 2021
Many others took to Twitter with thoughts on Harris’ message:
What on earth does this even mean? https://t.co/CjZE87dVpD
— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) September 13, 2021
Can someone please explain how getting vaccinated helps protect the vaccinated?
— Frank Garcia (@frankgarcia65) September 13, 2021
"Protecting the vaccinated."
Maybe I'm crazy, but hear me out. Isn't that what the vaccine is supposed to do? https://t.co/gZgTwLPQ8y
— Michael Lee (@UAMichaelLee) September 13, 2021
If being vaccinated is not protecting the vaccinated, then what the hell is it even for? https://t.co/StRsdLYrRY
— Joe Cunningham (@JoePCunningham) September 13, 2021
“Protecting the vaccinated” how? What does she mean by that? https://t.co/NE5IkUD8Cg
— Christina Pushaw (@ChristinaPushaw) September 13, 2021
Fox News host Will Cain speculated last week that Kamala Harris was “used” for Joe Biden’s presidential ticket but has been “missing in action” since they took office.
During a segment on “The Five,” Cain and the panel discussed where Harris has been as the Biden administration is jumping from one crisis to another.
Ranging from the unprecedented surge of illegals at America’s southern border to the disastrous withdrawal of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Harris has been noticeably absent.
“If I’m Kamala Harris right now, I’m extremely offended because you have been used,” Cain said.
“They used you to pander to a voting base to get votes. They had a minority, they had a woman and now that they don’t need her, they have shelved her because her approval rating is -19,” he continued.
“Kamala has a right to be very, very upset,” he said.
“But the Biden administration is in a very tough position. Do we admit that we used Kamala to get elected, or do we run her back out and hurt our numbers the way hers have plummeted?” Cain asked.
Greg Gutfeld suggested Harris prefers to stay hidden while Biden’s presidency takes a tumble, and is currently being kept “behind the glass like an ax.”
Harris continues to busy herself with activities that make her appear detached from current and unfolding events and disasters including the worsening situation in Afghanistan and the ongoing illegal migrant crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border.
In fact, it appears that Harris is doing “everything she can” to avoid fulfilling her roles and responsibilities as the Executive Branch’s second-in-command amid escalating questions about President Joe Biden’s mental capacities.
“Neither Joe Biden nor Kamala Harris is people you wanna call if you need to be rescued,” conservative author and pundit Tammy Bruce said during an interview Thursday morning on “Fox & Friends” in response to Ainsley Earhardt’s framing of the twin crises in Kabul and along the border, as well noting that Harris will be “jetting off to California” to attend a campaign event being held by embattled Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.
“This is a woman who is arguably — could be the most powerful woman in the world who the international press would view and take seriously,” Bruce continued.
“She couldn’t wait to get out of the country,” Bruce added, a reference to Harris’ trip this week to Singapore and Vietnam just as the situation in Afghanistan was getting worse amid a rush to get Americans out before the Aug. 31 deadline, the urgency of which was only compounded by the twin bombings near the airport in Kabul that left at least four Marines killed and three others wounded along with other Americans.
“But no, she couldn’t do that,” Bruce continued. “It’s as though she’s doing everything she can to not do her job.”
Following the debacle in Afghanistan, Harris also faced doubts about her leadership abilities ahead of her Asia trip from world leaders and allies.