Psaki asked Doocy a question Tuesday night that made Doocy temporarily speechless.
It happened when Doocy asked about the possibility of “tons” of police officers and members of the military quitting to avoid COVID-19 vaccinationSpecific requirements
Psaki interrupts by asking exactly where this is occurring.
“Where are tons of police and military walking off the job?” she asked. Massachusetts police union has created unconfirmed claimsInformation about large numbers resigning over vaccine requirementsThere are. Other police agencies have also reported shortages in staffing, however this issue is not unique. predates vaccine mandates
In response, Doocy quoted Alex Villanueva from Los Angeles County has speculated about that 5% to 10% of his employees might leave the jobIf they have to be vaccinated for the coronavirus,
“I mean, is there any concern about that?” Doocy asked.
Psaki answered with a question of her very own. “What was the number one cause of death among police officers last year?” she asked. “Do you know?”
Doocy didn’t immediately respond, so Psaki answered her own question.
“COVID-19,” she said. “So that’s something that we’re working to address, and police departments are working to address. If you look at Seattle as an example, which I know has been in some of the reporting, 92% of the police force is vaccinated, as are 93% of firefighters.”
Doocy claimed that his question was regarding safety.
“All these other problems: terror, murder, robberies, kidnappings.” he said. “Is there any concern that if police forces shrink, or if the size of the ready military force shrinks, that the United States or localities may not be equipped properly?”
Doocy was then reminded by Psaki that there is more to life than just the material. 700,000 people have died of COVID in the U.S., and that “it was the number one cause of death among police departments and police officers.”
“It’s something that we should take seriously,” she added. “Departments are trying to save people in their departments, people who work for them. And we support that effort.”
The exchange can be viewed below.
Psaki temporarily silenced Doocy, which was quite amusing to many users of Twitter.