VP Kamala Harris is getting lots of shame for not saluting the military guards when boarding Air Force Two.
There is no exact regulation that forces the vice president to salute military troops, but it is a tradition for our leaders to salute the guard stationed at the steps of Air Force One or Marine One.
A tradition begun by Ronald Reagan.
VP Kamala Harris was in Florida on Monday, and a video of her going right past the guard while boarding Air Force Two went viral online. A quick search will reveal this was not a one time oversight on her part.
America has come a long way since President Reagan… and obviously this is one area where we have fallen.
Richard Grenell, who was director of National Intelligence under President Trump, said that Kamala’s snub should be corrected.
This is a mistake. And she should correct it immediately. https://t.co/fpUJfvzvIr
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) March 23, 2021
Former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik called it “disgraceful” — in a very forceful way.
“It is an obvious show of her dislike for people in uniform, both military and law-enforcement,” he said.
DISGRACEFUL: @VP Kamala Harris refuses to salute the honor guard at the steps of the aircraft. It is a clear demonstration of her dislike for those in uniform, both law-enforcement and military. pic.twitter.com/7QFHzamnt7
— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) March 23, 2021
Here’s a look at a few other responses to her disrespect:
Really strikes home the fact that she has never served in the military
— Dr. Jason Alexander Roberge (@JasonRobergeVA) March 23, 2021
Just sit with this image and ponder the exponential power it holds. https://t.co/YYsValkNqS
— Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) March 20, 2021
Kamala Harris doesn’t salute members of the military as she gets on Air Force Two, breaking with a customary tradition of respect
Remember when she and Joe Biden tried to sell the lie that *Trump* was the one who didn’t respect the troops?
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) March 23, 2021
Author: Blake Ambrose