Kamala Harris’ Offensive Tweet Disses Meaning of Memorial Day!
Vice President Kamala Harris insults the memories of fallen veterans with offense tweet.
The Vice President has shown her lack of knowledge and lack of empathy with a pre-Memorial Day weekend tweet that encouraged people to “enjoy the long weekend” with no mention of the somber meaning of the holiday.
Harris tweeted the celebratory words Saturday afternoon, alongside a picture of herself smiling. She did not mention Memorial Day, the upcoming federal holiday reserved for honoring military members who have died protecting the US.
Reactions to the tweet were largely negative and sarcastic, with one user replying, “I’ve never been able to ‘enjoy’ Memorial Day. It became that much harder when I lost my son fighting for this country. Thanks anyway Madam Vice President.”
Long Island Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) finished Harris’ short sentence: “…and pay tribute to the courageous men and women of our nation’s military who sacrificed their lives in defense of our freedoms and liberties,” he wrote.
Even some admirers of the first female Veep did not hesitate to share their displeasure.
“What a disappointing tweet from a person I like and support. Please do better,” one wrote.
Some staunch supporters of the Democrat fired back at her detractors, two days ahead of the national holiday.
“[Harris] has done more to respect and honor soldiers and vets in 6 months than the previous administration did in 4 years. Back off,” a comment read.
On Friday, the White House issued a proclamation marking Memorial Day, signed by President Biden.
“Our Nation will never forget the courage and patriotism demonstrated by the countless women and men who laid down their lives so that we may continue to pursue a more perfect Union and to protect the unalienable rights Americans hold dear,” it read in part.
Still, others pointed out that for many, including those working in the service industry, it’s not actually a long weekend as they don’t get the holiday off. On Sunday, Harris seemed to have realized her mistake, and she tweeted, “Throughout our history our service men and women have risked everything to defend our freedoms and our country. As we prepare to honor them on Memorial Day, we remember their service and their sacrifice.”
The response to Sunday’s update of the Vice President’s original tone-deaf tweet on Twitter was mixed, with some users saying it was too little, too late. Others took issue with Harris, not specifically mentioning military members who had lost their lives in combat.