Kamala Harris faces backlash for failing to salute military personnel while boarding Air Force Two

Video caught Vice President Kamala Harris failing to salute military personnel as she boarded Air Force Two this week — and now, she’s taking heat for it.

According to the Washington Examiner, conservatives including former New York City Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner Bernard Kerik are calling the move by Harris “disgraceful” and disrespectful to the brave men and women in uniform.

“A clear demonstration”

The remarks from Kerik came in a tweet Monday, where he also shared a clip of the incident.

“Kamala Harris refuses to salute the honor guard at the steps of the aircraft,” the former commissioner wrote. “It is a clear demonstration of her dislike for those in uniform, both law-enforcement and military.”

Breaking with custom

As the Examiner noted, Turning Point USA founder and president Charlie Kirk offered similar criticism, reporting in a tweet of his own the next day, “Kamala Harris doesn’t salute members of the military as she gets on Air Force Two, breaking with a customary tradition of respect.”

Kirk went on to ask his followers: “Remember when she and Joe Biden tried to sell the lie that *Trump* was the one who didn’t respect the troops?”

Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza weighed in as well, recalling Harris’ cavalier response when asked by a reporter about whether she would travel to the U.S.–Mexico border amid an ongoing surge there.

“Kamala Harris failed to salute our troops as she boarded her plane last night,” D’Souza wrote in a tweet Tuesday. “And she openly laughed when asked if she’ll be visiting the border amidst a growing crisis,” he added, calling the vice president’s attitude “shameful.”

A time-honored tradition

According to the Washington Examiner, President Ronald Reagan first began the tradition of saluting uniformed personnel. “I know all the rules about not saluting in civilian clothes and so forth, and when you should or shouldn’t,” Reagan reportedly told the Florida Times-Union in the 1980s.

“So, I said to the commandant, I said, ‘Look, I know all the rules about saluting in civilian clothes and all, but if I am the commander in chief, there ought to be a regulation that would permit me to return a salute,’” he added.

President Joe Biden, for his part, made a point of giving salutes during his time in the vice presidency, as did former Vice President Mike Pence, the Examiner noted.

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    1. Doesn’t respect anyone with authority. Go back to blm. You aren’t for usa rather communist China. They won’t let her control anything.

    2. Actually they don’t respect anyone, if they did they would not do most of what they are doing.They are trying their best to bury as many as they can.

  1. That’s because she doesn’t fly on AF2. The planes are painted to resemble the real thing but the call signs for AF1 & 2 are never signalled when one of them travels. Just like biden arriving at an inaguration on a private plane. Do some research. IDK who those people in military type uniform are in attendance when these two leave their bunkers but I have a sneaking suspicion they are either private security or escorting people under house arrest?! 😆 Half tongue in cheek half – think about it…..

    1. Just watched the video and they are Air Force personnel. I was told she is not in the chain of command and does not have to salute. If not in the COC, she does not deserve the military personnel. Take them away. And do not ask me what I believe she deserves, thank you.

    2. How about looking before you respond next time. Clearly they are USAF personnel. It is a simple matter of respect. Return the salute!!!!

    3. Since you have probably not served in the Air Force where I have. Those saluting her are Air Force personal. They are wearing the Air Force Dress Blues. Check your facts. Any plane either AF1 or AF2 has Military Guards to protect the PRESIDENT AND VP. their saluting shows respect to the P and VP. do not disrespect those who’s going to protect your life when you are in danger.

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  3. What do you expect from a communist bought and owned “puppet”, constitutionally ineligible “anchor baby” born to two America-hating foreigners?
    She needs to get back to being a “HO” . Worthless POS.

  4. Just in case she wants to honor our military by returning their salute’s, just be sure she is taught how to salute. As you know there is a right way and a wrong way.

  5. I hope she’s on the way to the Mexico/US border, o no wait she’ll beacon some more South American’s

  6. I do not care if it is the President or the Vice President they are Air Force personal wearing their Dress Blues they are showing you respect for the Office you hold. Show then the respect they deserve just like they are showing you. Remember if anything happens to you while you are on Any US plane whether AF1 or AF2 your life is all Military personal priorities.

  7. The BIDEN-HARRIS presidency is already causing havoc in our beloved country! I truly hope that our countrymen will “take their blinders” off and begin to see this PRESIDENT/VICE PRESIDENT for who they truly are!!! The old adage, “actions speak louder than words” needs to be, in my opinion,
    THE ONLY STANDARD used to make reasonable and INFORMED opinions of the present Administration! Take your “blinders” off and use COMMON SENSE to make intelligent opinions about this ADMINISTRATIONS decisions!!!(it does not take a rocket scientist to understand what THEY are doing to our country, and the projected plans to stifle THE AMERICAN PEOPLE…..ALL OF US, not just a select few.)

    1. Betty MCGonagill
      You are 100% right they Both Need to Go all they care about is the Dems and Running the Country as THEY want TO HELL with its PEOPLE I hope they Both Get REMOVED FROM OFFICE for all the LIES Cheating Buying off People and Creating a MESS of our Great Country May the BOTH ROT IN HELL

  8. Why would salute anyone, she is not patriotic… She has no respect for anyone not even herself. She has slept her way into every position she has worked since she began.

  9. This ole witch only cares about Kamila,and also she does’t give a damn about the citizens she is suppose to represent, like to ole saying Biden included (birds of a feather flock together).


  11. The people of this great country of ours. Need to remove Kamala and her puppet from office. And we need to do it Now. They don’t care for this country or people in it. She has no respect for the men and women in uniform. You can’t get much lower than that. We need to do it ASAP.

  12. The President, Harris and the entire democratic party are a disgrace to this country. The next time they need protection, let them call on each other instead of security, the police department and the military. They are hypocrites!

  13. This Heels Up Kamala ***** & DEM P**. Remember P** Kamala’s SPEECH to America disgusting *****! Just another Hate Filled Vile RACIST P**. Our new P** VP in the WH with other senile Dying Dem P** Joe Biden, the empty headed potus JOKE. Quote P** Kamala Harris as she addresses AMERICA: “They will not stop, they should not stop!: End P** Kamala Harris:” vindictive & hate filled RACIST as a Democrat Poison filled Politician, as she gleefully INCITED the MOBS & rioters to continue to destroy American cities & innocent citizens all for the Dems COMMIE Cause. Democrats Communist DO NOT CARE about Collateral Damage as long as they accomplish their takeover goals & schemes.

  14. This piece of PURE COMMUNISTS DIRT hates the US Military. How can this Communist Politicians be the Vice President of America? This piece of SC** needs to be dealt with NOW!
    I cannot wait to hear the Great White Democrat Communist P** Pelosi the demented Dem Witch of the House explain this INSULT to America away! Although P** Pelosi is no better, since she is punishing the National Guard with her mistreatment & lack of respect by sh***ing all over them too. PELOSI has DEEP Communes Roots aka SC** NAT** roots. Pelosi is an abomination. A Pure Poison Viper!
    Kamala is the hate filled RACIST and even WORSE than Pelosi!

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