What was Kamala thinking?
The criticism directed at Vice President Kamala Harris was swift and severe after critics slammed her for tweets about passing the Equality Act while the Russia-Ukraine conflict unfolds.
On Thursday (March 3), Harris tweeted, “Let’s send the Equality Act to President Biden’s desk. We must increase protections for LGBTQ+ Americans across the country. The onslaught of state bills targeting transgender Americans and their families is wrong.”
Her tweets came as much of the world’s focus had shifted to Russia’s attack on the largest nuclear facility in Europe.
When Harris made her tweets, news had just broken about Russian forces launching an attack on Zaporizhzhya’s nuclear plant, which many feared would lead to a Chernobyl-style nuclear disaster.
Eventually, the plant was captured without increased radiation readings or a major disaster.
Considering the magnitude of the disaster unfolding in Ukraine, Twitter users took issue with the Vice President’s timing.
Representative Dan Crenshaw (R-TX.) tweeted in response, “America: inflation is screwing us, our border is lawless, and there’s a ground war in Europe.
Kamala: we need to get men in women’s sports asap.”
Other Twitter users chimed in, with actor and writer, Derek Rays tweeting “Every leader should be focusing solely on the potential triggering of article 5. There is a nuclear disaster unfolding in Europe. Hypersonic misiles do not discriminate.”
Former Congressional candidate for Nevada’s 4th district, Lisa Song Sutton, also shared her thoughts, tweeting, “What a luxury that we can be focused on pronouns during a time like this.”