Veterans Rip Kamala Harris for Tone Deaf Memorial Day Weekend Tweet

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    “Enjoy the long weekend,” Harris tweeted from her official account, along with a close-up photo of herself.

    Veterans lambasted the tweet immediately.

    Marine Corps veteran and Fox News contributor Joey Jones responded to Harris with a picture of himself in front of a wall of fallen troops.

    Jones, a double amputee, tweeted: “hey @KamalaHarris my buddies wanted me to post our selfie to tell you to ‘enjoy the long weekend' too!”

    Gretchen Smith, Air Force veteran and founder of Code of Vets, tweeted:

    Army Col. (Retired) Kurt Schlichter tweeted to Harris a photo of headstones at Arlington Cemetery with “I'm sure they would if they could”:

    Retired Navy SEAL Derrick Van Orden tweeted: “This ‘long weekend' for you is paid for by the blood of our Patriots.”

    Marine veteran Paul Szoldra, editor-in-chief of the left-leaning Task & Purpose news site, called her tweet a “misfire.”

    Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin also tweeted about Memorial Day, but focused on the fallen:

    Some also criticized a tweet from President Joe Biden, which said, “Stay cool this weekend, folks,” along with a photo of him recently enjoying ice cream, and some contrasted that and Harris's tweet with that from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).

    DeSantis — himself a Navy veteran — had tweeted: “No better way to start Memorial Day weekend than a Salute to America's Heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice.”

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