“Senator,” one reporter said, “You assured your constituents that the government would take steps to get the vaccines out to those who are most in need. And yet here we are, not even close to having enough of the vaccines available to meet the demand.
The senator ran his fingertips along his chin in an attempt to make it seem as if he were seriously contemplating the matter. “We are,” he finally said, “working very hard to ensure that we have sufficient vaccines available in the near future.”
“Senator,” a second reporter said, “I’d be remiss if I didn’t raise the issue about how you’ve been gallivanting all around the country on various boondoggles, rather than focusing on doing your job. You seem to balk when it comes to carrying out your responsibilities to the people you represent.”
The Senator abruptly stepped away from the podium while reporters shouted out additional questions for him. His press secretary stood up and said, “The press conference is over. The senator will address no further questions.
Written for Linda G. Hill’s Just Jot It January prompt, where the word is “fingertips.” Also for these daily prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (assured), The Daily Spur (government), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (remiss), Ragtag Daily Prompt (galavant/gallivant), MMA Storytime (future), and Word of the Day Challenge (balk).