VP Kamala Harris’s tweet on abortion rights infuriates liberals

Vice President Kamala Harris attempted to send a message of encouragement to abortion supporters but ended up the target of their anger.

Amid widespread protests following the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the decades-old Roe v. Wade decision that made abortion legal nationwide, Harris took to her official vice president Twitter account to declare that she and President Joe Biden are fighting for abortion “rights.”

“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,” the vice president tweeted.

“We are in this fight together,” she added in the tweet that included a photo of herself on Air Force 2, watching CNN coverage of pro-choice protests while looking concerned.

But her attempt to project empathy backfired in a big way as even the left turned on Harris for empty rhetoric and pandering.

“Could you be specific? Like, *how* are you fighting? Describe the tactics, explain the policy, give us the rundown,” Hillary Kelly, a New York Magazine contributor, tweeted in response.

Following last week’s historic ruling by the Supreme Court, Harris had called it a “health care crisis.”

“Millions of women in America will go to bed tonight without access to the health care and reproductive care that they had this morning,” she said in remarks in Plainfield, IL. “Without access to the same health care or reproductive care health care that their mothers and grandmothers had for 50 years.”

Claiming that this “is the first time in the history of our nation that a constitutional right has been taken from the people of America,” Harris went on to urge pro-abortion proponents to take to the voting booths.

“The strength of our nation has always been that we move forward,” she added. “You have the power to elect leaders who will defend and protect your rights. With your vote, you can act. And you have the final word. So, this is not over.”

Liberal Twitter users reminded Harris of some cold, hard facts after she posted her concerned-looking tweet.

“So, more or less, ‘thoughts and prayers…,'” sports writer Trent Reinsmith tweeted.

“Not VP Kamala Harris watching the erosion of #RoeVsWade from her plane, at a distance. Whoever thought this was good photo-op needs to be fired immediately. This is literally the embodiment of thoughts and prayers,” writer Anna Gifty fired off in response to the vice president’s post.

Daily Kos writer Joan McCarter also called attention to the poor optics of the tweet.

“Um. 36,000 feet above everything, watching on a big a– 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,” McCarter tweeted.

“I want you to know: we are watching TV,” actor James Urbaniak snarked, and he wasn’t the only one focused on the television aspect of the image.


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