(iWitness News) MP for Central Kingstown, St. Clair Leacock has apologised for the hard-line position he took on COVID-19 vaccination during the height of the pandemic, saying that he acted based on what he saw as the science then.
“I never fired anybody. I never made it a mandate. I didn’t even attend the session of Parliament but you provide me with an opportunity and that is how big men behave and I am a big man,” Leacock told iWitness News, in Kingstown, on Monday.
“Much of the views that I expressed in the pandemic, now, in hindsight, were wrong. And I publicly apologise for being wrong on those issues, because I acted then on what I considered to be the science of the moment,” Leacock said.
“Time has demonstrated that I may have been too quick on the draw and if that is the abundance of evidence, then, St. Vincent, workers, Major is sorry.”
Leacock and other opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) lawmakers, including Leader of the Opposition Godwin Friday, were among people that responded to public sector unions’ call for people to protest outside the Financial Complex.