Vice President Kamala Harris appeared to let the Chinese Communist Party off the hook in comments about the global coronavirus outbreak during an interview with CBS News, saying, “It is no one’s fault that this virus hit our shores, or hit the world.”
The interview—which comes as a resurgent strain of the virus threatens lockdowns anew and the Biden administration surpasses former President Donald Trump in total COVID deaths—also seemed to belie the Left’s longtime narrative claiming Trump was responsible.
“Wouldn’t that kinda kill the whole blame Trump thing?” asked one Twitter user. “Did she miss a talking point memo? Most likely just echoing her Chinese masters.”
So @KamalaHarris (remember her? she got 800 votes in the primaries) says “It Is No One’s Fault That This Virus Hit Our Shores, Or Hit The World”. Wouldn’t that kinda kill the whole blame Trump thing? Did she miss a talking point memo? Most likely just echoing her Chinese masters.
— Murphy in the Morning (@BillMurphyTalks) December 22, 2021
Harris’s remarks were at odds with the consensus view that, at the very least, condemns China’s Communist Party for covering up the extent of the virus early on.
“The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) calculated cover-up enabled the coronavirus to go global,” reported Foreign Policy. “By silencing doctors, Beijing not only fueled this pandemic but also compromised the world’s ability to spot the next one.”
Question about the virus’ origins remain unanswered, with many suspecting that the virus leaked from a bioweapons research facility close to where the first outbreak was recorded in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
“I think the lab origin is more likely than not,” Harvard scientist Alina Chan told the U.K’s Science and Technology Select Committee last week according to the Daily Mail. “Right now, it’s not safe for people who know about the origin of the pandemic to come forward.”
Just this week, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, often considered an ally of China’s, called upon the Beijing regime to be more forthcoming about the origins of the virus.
“We need to continue until we know the origins, we need to push harder because we should learn from what happened this time in order to (do) better in the future,” Tedros said according to Republic World.