At Wednesday's debate, Vice President Mike Pence tried to throw off criticism from Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) about the administration's failures on COVID-19 by claiming that she lacks faith in the American people to make decisions for themselves about public health.
Commenters on social media were not impressed with Pence's deflection.
Pence positions the admin’s lax attitude on pandemic restrictions as “respecting the American people.” Harris coun… https://t.co/gwvjSnKdgp— Adam Klasfeld (@Adam Klasfeld)1602119968.0
Kamala: You failed. Pence: Stop attacking America.— Jesse Lee (@Jesse Lee)1602119685.0
Pence trying to shift the blame for his failed effort to "the American people."— David Rothkopf (@David Rothkopf)1602119700.0
The chutzpah of Pence saying "stop playing politics with people's lives" is off the charts. Trump sacrificed tens… https://t.co/aaMh9rjIBz— David Rothkopf (@David Rothkopf)1602120073.0
Call me crazy, but I prefer my candidates with life behind their eyes and a beating human heart. Kamala cares far m… https://t.co/hyNuTL4X1g— Ashley Spencer (@Ashley Spencer)1602120074.0
It's so gross to see Mike Pence praise the "sacrifices" of the American people. His administration has chosen to s… https://t.co/6I2kUCjdjq— Sunrise Movement 🌅 (@Sunrise Movement 🌅)1602120100.0
Pence’s attempt to pretend Harris’s criticism of the administration is about denigrating “the American people” is t… https://t.co/E5GcrFRVKR— Irin Carmon (@Irin Carmon)1602120038.0
So Pence was asked about his failures re: COVID and his answer is he thinks the American people did a good job? Yea… https://t.co/zsbiywS5HQ— Ashley Nicole Black (@Ashley Nicole Black)1602119835.0
pence is making it seem like listening to experts is not trusting american people to do the right thing on their ow… https://t.co/zINNHKI8bB— hasanabi (@hasanabi)1602119918.0
Pence is carrying on about how the American people made sacrifices so as not to spread the rona. You mean these Am… https://t.co/nklXTotAtG— 🎅🏿Imani Gandy Cane🎅🏿 (@🎅🏿Imani Gandy Cane🎅🏿)1602119881.0