The wife of country music star Jason Aldean joined the chorus of critics who lashed out at Vice President Kamala Harris’ tweet over Memorial Day Weekend.
On Saturday, Harris tweeted that people should “enjoy the long weekend,” accompanying the post with a photo of herself.
Critics were quick to point out that her tweet failed to mention why the long weekend is Memorial Day — a federal holiday celebrated on the last Monday in May in honor of soldiers who died while serving in the military.
Brittany Aldean appeared to express her own criticism, posting a series of photos on Instagram on Tuesday featuring her family, a waving American flag and balloons with the stars and stripes.
Kamala Harris continues to be criticized for a tweet she sent ahead of Memorial Day
Harris tweeted “Enjoy the long weekend,” which critics say failed to understand the significance of Memorial Day and those who sacrificed their lives for the United States.
In her post, Brittany said her family “doesn’t take Memorial Day lightly.”
“It’s more than a ‘long weekend,'” Brittany wrote, seemingly taking a shot at Harris.
“@jasonaldean and I both come from military families and understand the importance our loved ones and others have sacrificed for us, and our freedom. We’re flying our flag… EVERY DAY,” Brittany continued.
“It’s the least we can do to show our appreciation. God bless the mommies who couldn’t hold their babies again. To the daddies who couldn’t express how proud they were. WE THINK AND PRAY FOR YOU DAILY.’
Brittany Aldean, wife of country star Jason Aldean, was among those who took photos at Harris
“It’s more than a ‘long weekend,'” Brittany posted on Instagram, a not-so-veiled photo on Harris
Jason and Brittany Aldean were photographed twice in 2019
Brittany went on to write: ‘Thank you military personnel and everyone who continues to serve this beautiful country and risk their lives for us!!!! We love you!!’
Many of the responses to Brittany’s post echoed her sentiment and mentioned the “long weekend” controversy.
“So much more than a ‘long weekend’,” one person responded to Brittany’s post.
‘I love this so much!!!! So much more than a “long weekend,” another commented.
Another added: ‘Our vice president is so disrespectful!’
Harris continues to be haunted by Saturday’s tweet, which has drawn criticism from all corners of social media.
Air National Guard Lieutenant Colonel Adam Kinzinger called her tweet “tone deaf.”
Enjoy your freedom bought by many who died for it. Show deaf,” he tweeted.
Nikki Haley, who served as President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the UN and is a potential presidential candidate for 2024, retweeted Harris’ tweet, writing Sunday: “Unprofessional and inappropriate.”
“Show some respect for the heroes who paid the ultimate price for our freedom,” tweeted former Donald Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Kimberly Klacik, a former Republican congressional candidate, called Harris “stupid” for the tweet.
‘Long weekend? I know many are angry and say this is disrespectful, but I believe you are just stupid,” she wrote.
“It’s just a ‘long weekend’ for this fraud. I have several dead friends who disagree,” retired Air Force pilot Buzz Patterson wrote.
The next day, Kamala Harris paid tribute to fallen American servicemen.
“Throughout our history, our military has risked everything to defend our freedoms and our country,” the vice president tweeted. “As we prepare to honor them on Memorial Day, we remember their service and sacrifice.”
Harris also spoke at the US Naval Academy graduation and commissioning ceremony on Friday, in which she… called the US military “the best, the bravest and the most brilliant”.