Critics Blast Harris for ‘Tone Deaf’ Tweet
Vice President Kamala Harris was criticized on social media after tweeting that the country is “moving again” thanks to President Joe Biden’s infrastructure law, as hundreds of motorists remained stranded on a major Virginia interstate in the wake of a winter storm.
“Because of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, America is moving again,” Harris tweeted. “That’s what infrastructure is all about: getting people moving.”
People were quick to point out the irony of Harris’ wording, given the ongoing situation on Interstate 95.
“Not so much in VA right now! I-95 is pretty clogged,” one user replied.
Some accused Harris of being “tone deaf” as hundreds of motorists endured frigid conditions for upwards of 18 hours.
Among those stuck in the traffic was Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), who arrived at his destination after 21 hours.
“I am not sure [Kaine] is moving on 95,” one user wrote in response to Harris.
The Virginia Department of Transportation said they were still in the process of restoring lanes.
“We know many travelers have been stuck on Interstate 95 in our region for extraordinary periods of time over the past 24 hours, in some cases since Monday morning. This is unprecedented, and we continue to steadily move stopped trucks to make progress toward restoring lanes,” said Marcie Parker, a VDOT engineer.