Vice President Kamala Harris is facing backlash after posting a “tonedly deaf” photo of her vow to fight for abortion rights – as she followed coverage of Air Force 2’s nationwide protests by Roe against Wade.
Harris posted the photo on her official Twitter page Friday night, as activists took to the streets after the Supreme Court overturned the landmark abortion ruling.
“I know there are women who are scared. For those of you who are feeling alone and afraid, I want you to know that the President and I are fighting for you and your rights. We stand together in this fight,” said the Veep tweeted.
The fallout was swift, with many blaming Harris for not being in touch and others saying her message was the equivalent of “thoughts and prayers” — the non-binding message lawmakers often deliver after a mass shooting.
“Er. 36,000 feet above everything, on a private plane, watching a fat TV and the message is, ‘We’re in this together’? I’m not sure you’re getting where the rest of us are right now,” Joan McCarter , political writer for the liberal newspaper Daily Kos, tweeted.
“Can you be specific? How, *how* do you fight? Describe the tactics, explain the politics, give us the big picture,” New York Magazine reporter Hillary Kelly added.
So did the editor of the left-leaning outlet Discourse Blog, Jack Mirkinson wrote: “You could try and try, but you wouldn’t invent a more incisive visual metaphor for Democrats’ total detachment from the pro-life struggle than this one.”
Meanwhile, others urged Harris to delete the post and called for the strategist who agreed to it to be fired.
“Who was the strategist who decided that a photo op on a taxpayer-funded private plane was a good idea, both physically and metaphorically over the thoughtful people watching, without demonstrating?” Imani Barbarin tweeted.
“Not VP Kamala Harris is watching the erosion of #RoeVsWade from their plane, some distance away. Anyone who thought this was a good photo op needs to be fired immediately. This is literally the embodiment of thoughts and prayers,” writes writer and activist Anna Gifty smoked.
Podcaster Kendall Rae simply wrote: “Just honestly delete that.”
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