Twitter users blasted Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday after she posted an insulting Memorial Day message featuring her own close up photo rather than remembering American armed forces personnel who have lost their lives in service to the nation.
“Enjoy the long weekend,” she tweeted, including a picture featuring only herself.
Enjoy the long weekend. pic.twitter.com/ilGOrod4AW
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) May 29, 2021
Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert responded, “Care to mention WHY we’re having a long weekend, Kamala?”
Care to mention WHY we’re having a long weekend, Kamala?
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) May 30, 2021
Other Twitter users added their frustrations.
To add my reminder to all those who have replied before me—VP Harris, THIS is why we have this “long weekend.” Have some respect. pic.twitter.com/kySDweMRn8
— Kim Cox (@coxgang) May 30, 2021
One veteran wrote, “I don’t think I will.” He added an image with soldiers escorting a fallen soldier’s casket.
Don’t think I will. pic.twitter.com/AL3KRyxdyu
— S.R.M. (@SRAlsultani) May 29, 2021
Harris may have intended well, but certainly offended many Americans with her uncaring remarks.