Former New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie said Vice President Kamala Harris was the political leader who started the politicization of COVID-19 vaccines during her vice presidential debate when she said she would not take a shot approved by leaders in the Trump administration.
“That put us in a totally different area that allowed it to be politicized and that politicization is just continuing now,” Christie told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday.
Chris Christie: Kamala Harris started “the politicization of these vaccines” pic.twitter.com/03vwZc8Vln
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“But if Donald Trump tells us we should take it, I’m not taking it,” Harris had said at the time.
Harris has since made numerous statement to encourage Americans to be vaccinated and has been vaccinated herself.
“This Delta variant is no joke,” Harris said in a tweet last week.
This Delta variant is no joke.
We need everyone to roll up their sleeves and get their shot. This is about protecting you, your family, and your community.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) September 4, 2021
“We need everyone to roll up their sleeves and get their shot. This is about protecting you, your family, and your community,” she added.