Liberals and Democrats continue to eat their own as many have viscously attacked Vice President Kamala Harris for her tweets that they say show she is clueless about the real dangers and struggles of women in the post-Roe America.
Harris has faced a vitriolic backlash from liberals after posting a “tone-deaf” photo of her vowing to fight for abortion rights — as she watched coverage of the nationwide Roe v. Wade protests unfold from Air Force 2.
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 out there who are afraid. To those of you who feel alone and scared: I want you to know the President and I are fighting for you and your rights. We are in this fight together,” the veep tweeted.
I know there are women out there who are afraid. To those of you who feel alone and scared: I want you to know the President and I are fighting for you and your rights. We are in this fight together. pic.twitter.com/1J54ZY2aYk
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) June 24, 2022
The fallout was swift, with many well-known writers for liberal-leaning news and media outlets accusing Harris of being “out of touch” and others saying her message was the equivalent of “thoughts and prayers” — the noncommittal message often sent by lawmakers in the wake of a mass shooting.
“Um. 36,000 feet above everything, watching on a big ass TV in a private plane, and the message is ‘we’re in this together’? I’m not sure you guys get where the rest of us are at right now,” Joan McCarter, a politics writer for liberal outlet Daily Kos, tweeted.
“Could you be specific? Like, *how* are you fighting? Describe the tactics, explain the policy, give us the rundown,” New York Magazine reporter Hillary Kelly added.
Freelance reporter Trent Reinsmith tweeted: “So, more or less, ‘thoughts and prayers…’”
The editor of leftist outlet Discourse Blog, Jack Mirkinson, also wrote, “You could try and try but you would not invent a more cutting visual metaphor for the democrats’ total detachment from the abortion fight than this.”
Meanwhile, others called for Harris to delete the post and for the strategist who approved it to be fired.
“Who was the strategist that decided a photo op on a taxpayer-funded private plane both physically and metaphorically above the people watching pensively while not demonstrating action was a good idea?” Imani Barbarin tweeted.
“Note VP Kamala Harris watching the erosion of #RoeVsWade from her plane, at a distance. Whoever thought this was a good photo-op needs to be fired immediately. This is literally the embodiment of thoughts and prayers,” writer and activist Anna Gifty fumed.