As the meme goes, we haven’t seen Democrats this mad since Lincoln took away their slaves. Even the veep is taking their heat.
Fox: “Vice President Kamala Harris faced a rare bipartisan attack on Twitter following a post about fighting for abortion “rights” from Friday night.
On her official vice president Twitter account, Harris posted an image of herself watching CNN’s coverage of pro-choice protests while flying on Air Force 2.” Nothing like a lefty on lefty fight.
“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. We are in this fight together,” Harris tweeted.
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. We are in this fight together. pic.twitter.com/1J54ZY2aYk
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) June 24, 2022
“Could you be specific? Like, *how* are you fighting? Describe the tactics, explain the policy, give us the rundown,” New York Magazine contributor Hillary Kelly wrote.
“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,” Daily Kos writer Joan McCarter posted.
“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 tweeted. Sports writer Trent Reinsmith echoed, “So, more or less, ‘thoughts and prayers…'”
Ernest Owens, editor-at-large for Philadelphia magazine, tweeted to Harris, “Change his mind on this [changing the filibuster to protect abortion rights] and I’ll believe you.”
Meanwhile, at the BET Awards…”It’s a sad day in America,” actress and singer Taraji P. Henson told the crowd at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. “It’s about damn time we talk about the fact that guns have more rights than a woman,” Henson said. “A weapon that can take lives has more power than a woman that can give life – if she chooses to,” she added.
“These artists are making art on our own terms, owning our truths and expressing ourselves freely and unapologetically in a world that tries to control and police our bodies, my body and our decisions, my body,” the singer Janelle Monae said.
“F— you Supreme Court,” Monae eloquently added. “I know we’re celebrating us right now as we should. We absolutely deserve to celebrate — especially now we should celebrate our art by protecting our right and our truths.”
“I want to speak directly to the men: We need y’all,” singer Jazmine Sullivan said. “We need y’all to stand up, stand up for us, stand up with us. If you’ve ever benefited from a woman making one of the toughest decisions of her life, which is to terminate a pregnancy, you need to be standing. This is not just a woman issue. This is everybody’s issue. We need your support more than ever.” The comments are puzzling, as a majority of abortions are performed on black women. Do these singers not want black babies in the world?
This piece was written by Jim Gunner on June 27, 2022. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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