Memorial Day Alert – Vice President Kamala Harris faced backlash Saturday for ignoring our fallen warriors in a cheery Memorial Day weekend tweet that simply sported an image of herself. As much of the nation solemnly remembers America’s fallen warriors who sacrificed their lives so we could remain free, to VP Harris, the Memorial Day weekend apparently is just another long weekend – and an opportunity to tweet a smiling photo of herself.
“Enjoy the long weekend,” Harris wrote along with her own photo.
Enjoy the long weekend. pic.twitter.com/ilGOrod4AW
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) May 29, 2021
Congressman Lee Zeldin tweeted what should have been the rest of Harris’s tweet:
“…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. #MemorialDay2021”
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) May 29, 2021
One retired Marine tweeted back to Harris:
“hey @KamalaHarris – my buddies wanted me to post our selfie to tell you to “enjoy the long weekend” too!” With a photo of himself in front of a wall of photos of fallen warriors.
— Joey Jones (@Johnny_Joey) May 29, 2021
“Comforting words to the families of those that lost loved ones in service to our country. With a picture of herself for good measure,” wrote Arthur Schwartz. “Imagine the meltdown that @jaketapper would be having if Donald Trump tweeted this.”
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) May 29, 2021
While the establishment media has predictably ignored this Harris tweet, it should be noted that former President Trump’s 2020 Memorial Day tweet wasn’t that much better.
And in 2018, while at least acknowledging the fallen warriors, he did make it a lot about him too.
Maybe all our political leaders need to properly remember what this day is for. It is about remembering our fallen warriors, not about politicians.