Kamala Harris slammed for talking about vaccines as Afghanistan burns

The latest tweet from Vice President Kamala Harris came as the Taliban captured major cities of Afghanistan


                            Kamala Harris slammed for talking about vaccines as Afghanistan burns
Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks about child care and paid leave during a meeting with business leaders in her ceremonial office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on August 12, 2021, in Washington DC (Photo by Chip Somodevilla

Kamala Harris had to face a lot of anger from people on social media after she asked people to get vaccinated against the Covid-19. Taking to Twitter, she wrote, “Please protect yourself and your loved ones - get vaccinated.” But her message was not taken well by the internet users as it came while the Taliban captured major cities of Afghanistan. Also, emergency operations are ongoing to save US Embassy personnel in Kabul.

In response to the Vice President's tweet, a person wrote, “But if you're in Afghanistan and want to protect yourself and your loved ones, you're on your own.” Another user asked, “What about the situation in Afghanistan?” while sharing a photo of President Joe Biden enjoying ice cream and Harris laughing as a US military helicopter is hovering over in the background.

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“Meanwhile in other news, mostly peaceful protests take place in Afghanistan,” a person said. The other one pointed out: “Actually more worried about protecting the women and girls that your government has just abandoned to a terrible fate in Afghanistan. #Afghanistan.” “Shutup. You have created a mess in Afghaniston,” the third one added.

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris (R) speaks as President Joe Biden (L) listens during an event on Senate passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in the East Room of the White House August 10, 2021, in Washington, DC. The Senate has passed the bipartisan infrastructure bill with a vote of 69-30. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 

On the other hand, during an interview on Sunday, August 15, with CNN, Secretary of State Antony Blinken claimed that if the US military had remained in the mountainous landlocked nation, the situation there won’t be any better. Blinken told CNN’s 'State of the Union': “The idea that the status quo could have been maintained by keeping our forces there is simply wrong. The fact is, had the president decided to keep forces in Afghanistan beyond May 1st, attacks would have resumed on our forces.”

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken listens to a reporter's question during a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joe Biden in the East Room of the White House on July 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. During what is likely her last official visit to Washington, Merkel and Biden are expected to discuss their shared priorities on climate change and defense; and Biden is expected to voice his concerns about the Nord Stream 2 Russian natural gas pipeline. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

 

He continued, “The Taliban had not been attacking our forces or NATO during the period from which the agreement was reached to May 1st. The offensive you are seeing across the country to take the provincial capitals would have commenced,” before adding, “We would have been back at war with the Taliban. I would probably be on this program today explaining why we were sending tens of thousands of American forces back into Afghanistan and back to war — something the American people simply don’t support.”

The statement from Blinken came after Biden was criticized for taking a long weekend break amid the Afghanistan crisis. There is no official statement from the 78-year-old since August 10 about the situation as he along with first lady Jill Biden left the White House on Thursday, August 12, for his Delaware home before flying to Camp David in western Maryland on Friday, August 13. The first couple is said to be there through Wednesday, August 18.

However, a White House’s statement on Friday, August 14, read, “Earlier today, the President was briefed by members of his national security team on the ongoing efforts to safely drawdown the civilian footprint in Afghanistan. He will get further briefings later today.” Later, a tweet was also shared that added, “Today President Biden spoke with Secretary Blinken, Secretary Austin, and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan about the ongoing efforts to safely drawdown the civilian footprint in Afghanistan.”



 

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