Texas Rep. Harrison to Newsmax: Fauci’s Comments on COVID Shots ‘Divisive’

Retiring White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci’s comments during his going-away press briefing this week about people choosing against getting COVID-19 vaccinations for political reasons were “divisive,” Texas state Rep. Brian Harrison said on Newsmax Thursday. 

“I think the biggest takeaway at this point, having lived through all of the iterations of the coronavirus response, starting from the very beginning is if going into 2023, you are sitting at home still looking to government and public health experts for directions and orders on how to live your life, you’re doing it wrong,” the Texas Republican, who as a former Health and Human Services chief of staff served on the White House Coronavirus Task Force with the retiring director, said on Newsmax’s “National Report.” 

And as for the vaccines, “the most divisive action that anyone took at any point in this entire pandemic response” was to make the vaccines mandatory, rather than “force them on people who didn’t want them,” said Harrison. 

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