Veterans ripped Vice President Kamala Harris for her Memorial Day weekend tweet that made no point out of the aim of Memorial Day, which is to honor those that died combating for the nation.
“Benefit from the lengthy weekend,” Harris tweeted from her official account, together with a close-up photograph of herself.
Benefit from the lengthy weekend. pic.twitter.com/ilGOrod4AW
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) May 29, 2021
Veterans lambasted the tweet instantly.
Marine Corps veteran and Fox Information contributor Joey Jones responded to Harris with an image of himself in entrance of a wall of fallen troops.
Jones, a double amputee, tweeted: “hey @KamalaHarris my buddies needed me to publish our selfie to inform you to ‘benefit from the lengthy weekend’ too!”
— Joey Jones (@Johnny_Joey) May 29, 2021
Gretchen Smith, Air Power veteran and founding father of Code of Vets, tweeted:
It’s Memorial Day weekend. This weekend is our time as a nation to honor our Fallen. It’s our devoted time to replicate on our battle fighters, those that paid the last word value for our Freedom.
— Code of Vets ™ (@codeofvets) May 29, 2021
Military Col. (Retired) Kurt Schlichter tweeted to Harris a photograph of headstones at Arlington Cemetery with “I’m positive they might if they may”:
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) May 29, 2021
Retired Navy SEAL Derrick Van Orden tweeted: “This ‘lengthy weekend’ for you is paid for by the blood of our Patriots.”
This “lengthy weekend” for you is paid for by the blood of our Patriots.
Pay your respects to those that have given us our freedom and to the Gold Star households who gave us their family members.
You’re the Vice President of the USA, act prefer it. https://t.co/mMGgwBCiQb
— Derrick Van Orden (@derrickvanorden) May 29, 2021
Marine veteran Paul Szoldra, editor-in-chief of the left-leaning Activity & Goal information website, known as her tweet a “misfire.”
I’ve individuals replying that I’m “nitpicking.” Nope. Simply mentioning the that means of this vacation that’s missed on this tweet by @VP.
— Paul Szoldra (@PaulSzoldra) May 29, 2021
Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin additionally tweeted about Memorial Day, however centered on the fallen:
This #MemorialDay, I will not solely be eager about our fallen troopers, but in addition the unimaginable sacrifices of the households they left behind. They, too, deserve our deepest admiration. We should always remember the lives lower quick, nor the lives without end altered. #HonorThem pic.twitter.com/MulRNKYwFD
— Secretary of Protection Lloyd J. Austin III (@SecDef) May 29, 2021
Some additionally criticized a tweet from President Joe Biden, which mentioned, “Keep cool this weekend, people,” together with a photograph of him lately having fun with ice cream, and a few contrasted that and Harris’s tweet with that from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).
DeSantis — himself a Navy veteran — had tweeted: “No higher strategy to begin Memorial Day weekend than a Salute to America’s Heroes who made the last word sacrifice.”
Two profoundly other ways to ‘honor’ Memorial Day. Your transfer in 2024, America.🔻 pic.twitter.com/YBmfkEtnGi
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) May 30, 2021