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Vice President Kamala Harris paid a more appropriate tribute to America’s military on Sunday, a day after she drew backlash for asking her fellow citizens to “enjoy the long weekend.”
“Throughout our history, our service men and women have risked all to defend our freedoms and our country,” Harris said in a statement released early Sunday. “We remember their service and sacrifice as we prepare to commemorate them on Memorial Day.”
Harris’ official account inexplicably tweeted a happy photo of Vice President Biden alongside her earlier statement on Saturday afternoon, garnering rebukes from supporters and opponents alike.
The reaction to the vice president’s statement on Twitter on Sunday was divided, with some people suggesting it was too little, too late. Others reacted angrily to Harris’ failure to acknowledge military personnel who had died in combat.
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Tim Murtaugh, a former Trump 2020 campaign communications director, claimed Harris sent the Sunday tweet “24 hours after researching “Memorial Day.”
Deneen Borelli, a Fox News contributor, chipped in, “Clean up aisle 5…”
As of Sunday afternoon, the tweet that said “enjoy the long weekend” was still up.
President Biden also attended a Memorial Day event in New Castle, Del., not far from his Wilmington home, on Sunday.
The president will also attend Monday’s official Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.