During a recent trip to Singapore, Vice President Kamala Harris advised Americans that they should get their Christmas shopping done early due to the potential for COVID-related supply chain disruptions.
Her bizarre comment raised eyebrows among many in the media, including Fox News contributor Leo Terrell. On Tuesday, according to Fox News, he suggested that it could be a sign that the Biden administration is preparing to institute a new round of lockdowns as the COVID-19 virus is expected to surge again this winter.
“That scares me because that sounds like shutdown, that sounds like we’re going to expect that the economy is going to basically be locked down again,” Terrell told Fox & Friends.
The conservative commentator described the possibility of new COVID-19 lockdown measures as “frightening,” and said that Harris’ statement “sounds like a very dangerous warning sign.”
Terrell went on to say that “Democrats have used the pandemic to control Americans” while expressing his concerns that it appears as if they might try to do the same thing again this year.
He went on to describe the vice president as “the most unqualified person” to occupy the office, as well as being “the most unpopular.”
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The comments came after RealClearPolitics cited a report from the Daily Mail that indicated Harris was expected to give “a major foreign policy speech” while in Singapore.
Instead, she participated in a roundtable event with businesses leaders and largely avoided discussion of the unfolding crisis in Afghanistan, although according to the outlet, Harris did address America’s U.S. troop withdrawal efforts while speaking with reporters.
“The stories that we are now hearing about the caution that if you want to have Christmas toys for your children it might be the time to start buying them because the delay may be many, many months,” she reportedly said.
During an exchange between Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy and White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on July 29, Jean-Pierre acknowledged that the Biden administration may be willing to pursue additional lockdowns, as KUSI reported at the time.
When Jean-Pierre said that the president would follow the recommendations of health experts, Doocy asked whether that would include instituting a new round of lockdowns if scientists recommended taking that approach.
The deputy press secretary replied, “Well, like I said, we listen to the CDC and their guidance, the CDC is a body that is very well respected and again, we follow their guidance.”