Vice President Mike Pence ripped Sen. Kamala Harris for undermining confidence in a coronavirus vaccine during the vice presidential debate in Salt Lake City on Wednesday.
“Stop playing politics with people’s lives,” Pence told Harris during their first face-to-face show-down at the University of Utah.
“Your continuous undermining of the vaccine is just not acceptable,” he went on.
Both Harris and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have accused the Trump administration of leaning on health officials to rush a COVID-19 vaccine before the election.
Meanwhile, Harris accused the Trump administration of sitting on facts about the pandemic and hiding crucial information from the American people when they were first warned about the coronavirus in January.
“The American people have sacrificed far too much because of the incompetence of this administration,” she said.
Pence also defended the Trump administration’s handling of a growing cluster of coronavirus cases at the White House that has included the infection of Trump himself.