Veterans shred Kamala Harris for tone-deaf Memorial Day weekend tweet

Veterans shred Kamala Harris for tone-deaf Memorial Day weekend tweet
Kamala Harris (Image: YouTube screen grab)

On Saturday, Vice President Kamala Harris issued what can only be described as a tone-deaf tweet marking the Memorial Day weekend and got hammered for it on the social media site by veterans.

“Enjoy the long weekend,” she wrote, adding a picture of herself to the tweet. No mention was made of veterans who gave their lives or made other lasting sacrifices in the defense of the country.

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According to Breitbart, “Veterans lambasted the tweet immediately”:

Marine Corps veteran and Fox News contributor Joey Jones responded to Harris with a picture of himself in front of a wall of fallen troops.

Jones, a double amputee, tweeted: “hey @KamalaHarris my buddies wanted me to post our selfie to tell you to ‘enjoy the long weekend’ too!”

Others followed suit:

Her boss didn’t handle his first Memorial Day as president any more deftly, writing only “Stay cool this weekend, folks,”

Compare those thoughtless gestures to a tweet issued by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a veteran of the U.S. Navy:

Even Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin managed to mention the fallen:

At least Americans can be thankful that Harris didn’t lapse into one of her guffaws when delivering her insensitive weekend wishes.


Joe Newby

Joe Newby

Joe Newby is an IT professional. He has written for Conservative Firing Line, Examiner, NewsBusters, and Spokane Faith and Values.


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