Meena Harris has deleted a tweet she posted in the wake of the Boulder mass shooting on Monday. The post made the assumption that the killer was a White man.
Kamala Harris‘s niece, who is already well known for getting in trouble while speaking out about social and political issues, has done it again.
This time, she posted to Twitter that the gunman, who shot ten people dead in a grocery store, must have been White since he made it into custody alive.
The post was deleted on Tuesday, after police charged Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, with ten counts of murder.
Alissa, born in Syria, moved to the US when he was three years old and was living in Colorado, some thirty miles from the grocery store where he opened fire on Monday, March 22.
Taking to social media, Meena Harris, 36, initially said that “violent white men” are the “greatest terrorist threat” facing America.
She also referenced the Atlanta shootings, which happened just six days earlier. Robert Aaron Long, a 21-year-old White man, was arrested after eight people were killed and one other was injured.
The attorney wrote: “I deleted a previous tweet about the suspect in the Boulder shooting. I made an assumption based on his being taken into custody alive and the fact that the majority of mass shootings in the US are carried out by white men.”
Vice President Kamala Harris’s social-media-influencer niece posted on Tuesday to confirm she had deleted the tweet, saying that she made an assumption about the gunman based on “the fact that the majority of mass shootings in the US” are linked to White men and the fact he was in custody alive.
She explained: “I deleted a previous tweet about the suspect in the Boulder shooting. I made an assumption based on his being taken into custody alive and the fact that the majority of mass shootings in the US are carried out by white men.”
Many people took to social media to tell the businesswoman things like, “She needs to go find a job instead of trying to be something she is not … she is not the VP. Tired of all these virtue signaling women coming out of the woodwork pretending to be spokespeople for women.”
Some took to social media to slam Meena Harris for once more, embarrassing the vice president. A woman made this comment: “She’s making the VP look BAD.”
Another social media enthusiast criticized the author for the tweet by saying: “This woman has been in trouble with the White House and the VP’s office several times for using images of KH to sell her merchandise on here and other social media. Talk about cashing in on your famous relative.”
All ten of the victims of the Boulder shooting have been identified. Among them was 51-year-old police officer Eric Talley, a father of seven who was first to respond to the calls of a gunman in the grocery store.
Kamala Harris paid tribute to Officer Talley’s “great courage and heroism” and expressed her sadness at the “tragic” incident, which resulted in innocent people losing their lives.
The influencer recently landed in hot water for using Harris to boost her profile. According to the Los Angeles Times, lawyers representing President Joe Biden told Meena Harris to stop using Vice President Kamala Harris for her fame and businesses.
A White House official stated: “Some things can’t be undone. That being said: Behavior needs to change.”
Meena Harris penned a children’s book titled Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea and released her latest book, Ambitious Girl, the night before her aunt was sworn in as VP.