A now-deleted tweet from Vice President Kamala Harris stated Tuesday that the US was supporting Ukraine against invading Russian forces “in defense of the NATO alliance,” incorrectly suggesting that Ukraine was a member of the 30-nation bloc.
“When I was in Poland, I met with U.S. and Polish service members, thanking them for standing with our NATO allies for freedom, peace, and security,” read the tweet from @KamalaHarris, which was preserved in a screenshot taken by the WayBack Machine internet archive. “The United States stands firmly with the Ukrainian people in defense of the NATO alliance.”
The original tweet was posted around 8:30 pm on Tuesday evening. A second, nearly identical tweet was posted almost an hour later around 9:20 pm.
“When I was in Poland, I met with U.S. and Polish service members, thanking them for standing with our NATO allies for freedom, peace, and security,” the new tweet read. “The United States stands firmly with the Ukrainian people and in defense of the NATO alliance.”
The one difference between the two posts is the added word “and” in the second sentence, clarifying that the US supports Ukraine and the NATO alliance. Before the post was taken down, many on social media called out the error.
“This is the Vice President of the United States, sent [to] defuse what could be WWIII, including nukes, and she does not know the most basic facts about the situation,” tweeted former Navy SEAL Derrick Van Orden “This is as dangerous as it is stupid.”
ARTICLE: PAUL MRUDOCH
MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
PHOTO CREDITS: NEW YORK POST