Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley attempted to score cheap political points against Vice President Kamala Harris this weekend, only to end up dragged for her own hypocrisy.
It all started Saturday when the vice president tweeted, “Enjoy the long weekend.”
Enjoy the long weekend. pic.twitter.com/ilGOrod4AW
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) May 29, 2021
Many conservatives expressed dismay at the seemingly benign tweet because it didn’t mention the reason for the holiday weekend: Memorial Day.
Harris’ tweet became a sore subject for people who felt the veep wasn’t honoring vets, according to Fox News.
One of those was Haley, who called Harris “unprofessional and unfit.”
Unprofessional and unfit. https://t.co/XuMo7W5i6d
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) May 30, 2021
But things got topsy-turvy after that tweet.
On Sunday, Harris posted a tweet directly honoring the troops and Memorial Day.
Throughout our history our service men and women have risked everything to defend our freedoms and our country. As we prepare to honor them on Memorial Day, we remember their service and their sacrifice.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) May 30, 2021
Haley posted her own performative Memorial Day tweet about the troops on Monday, but then turned around and wrote a holiday post focused on spending time with her son ― what some would consider enjoying a long weekend with him.
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) May 31, 2021
Not surprisingly, many Twitter users accused her of hypocrisy.
— Kimberley Johnson (@AuthorKimberley) May 31, 2021
Memorial Day is only for thanking fallen servicemembers and their families, according to you. It’s not about being thankful for spending a long weekend with family, something you criticized our @vp for just yesterday
— KnowYourObama (@KnowYourObama) May 31, 2021
Oh wait, you mean it’s ok to celebrate what YOU want, but not what VP wants? Got it. HYPOCRITE
— sharonwhotweets (@sharonwhotweets) May 31, 2021
Wait. This doesn’t seem patriotic at all. https://t.co/aH5kNmqLW5
— Hold My PomPoms Bitches (@Scattered211) May 31, 2021
What’s he have to do with Memorial Day, other than that your privilege ensures he’ll never have to die in some shitty ditch 7000 miles from home? Your politicizing this day to make cheap points at the expense of Harris’ innocent greeting makes you unfit to utter the sentiment. https://t.co/67Pf0CZv4x
— Riggsveda (@Riggsveda) May 31, 2021
— Clarence Patton (@cpattonbkny) May 31, 2021
I’d be really sad if my Mum was a hypocrite. 😢 https://t.co/i0vIl9RwxY
— Rachel Mann (@RachelMann123) May 31, 2021
— Vanessa Gorman🇺🇸 – Good Trouble (@VanessaGorman9) May 31, 2021
However, one Twitter user chose to close the circle rather than attack Haley directly.
— Really Dark Knight 🇺🇸🇻🇮 (@dahanksterF15) May 31, 2021
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