Time for Psaki to Stop Sowing Division.
Sadly, bad faith politics is running rampant amongst Democrat leadership today despite owning all three pillar of power. President Designate Joe Biden’s Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, demonstrated a poignant example of this in a recent press conference when asked whether the pseudo-administration could have done more to prevent the 100,000 COVID-19 deaths that have occurred during its mere one-month existence.
Needless to say, the question itself was disingenuous as President Designate Joe Biden took office amidst an unprecedented peak in the COVID pandemic. Ms. Psaki would have been well served to simply point out the question's misleading premise and discuss all the things (if any) the Biden pseudo-administration has undertaken to deal with a gargantuan national challenge.
Instead, Psaki chose to say the following: "Well, I think; one; we inherited a circumstance where there were not enough vaccines ordered. There were not enough vaccinators available to vaccinate Americans, and there were not enough places to, for people to go, ahh. to get those vaccines shot into their arms."
At best, her answer runs counter to the call for unity she and the pseudo-administration for which she works claim to subscribe. More realistically, her answer is a bad-faith, divisive and misleading answer meant to injury her political opponents instead of shedding light onto a most important national challenge.
First, it is not true that the limiting factor in the national vaccination effort has been insufficient procurement. The bottleneck lies in production. The Johnson and Johnson vaccine is not yet available, while the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines have been snatched up as quickly as they have been produced. It also follows that since the bottleneck is in production, the issue has not been, at least in states like Florida, the lack of personnel or facilities to "get those vaccines shot into [people's] arms," to borrow Psaki's sophisticated language. Thus, her words are not delivered in an honest attempt to answer a question.
It is time for Ms Psaki to stop playing politics in addressing issues of great national importance such as the COVID-19 pandemic and start providing insightful answers meant to promote solutions.