Twitter pounced on Vice President Kamala Harris after she tweeted about the US “moving again” as hundreds of people were stranded on Interstate 95 in Virginia.

A tweet Tuesday from Harris’ official VP account praised the recently passed $1.2 trillion infrastructure spending package. At the same time, a snowstorm walloped the region, causing a tractor-trailer pileup that had people stuck in the cars on I-95 overnight.

“Because of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, America is moving again,” Harris’ tweet said. “That’s what infrastructure is all about: getting people moving.”

“Well, except for I-95 in VA,” one Twitter user wrote, echoing a common snarky response from commenters.

Kamala Harris' tweet.
Harris’s tweet was in reference to the $1.2 trillion infrastructure spending package.
Twitter
This image provided by the Virginia department of Transportation shows a closed section of Interstate 95 near Fredericksburg, Va. Monday Jan. 3, 2022. Both northbound and southbound sections of the highway were closed due to snow and ice.
In reply to the Harris tweet, many users submitted photos of the logjam on the highway.
AP

“Out of all the days to say this, today is the funniest,” another said.

Many posted news articles that showed photos of stopped, snow-covered cars on the Virginia highway or that tagged Sen. Tim Kaine, a Democrat who was among those stranded in the winter carnage.

Kaine had tweeted from inside his car when his normally two-hour commute turned into a day-long trek.

Drivers wait for the traffic to be cleared as cars and trucks are stranded on sections of Interstate 95 Tuesday Jan. 4, 2022, in Carmel Church, Va. Close to 48 miles of the Interstate was closed due to ice and snow.
Sen. Tim Kaine was among those who was stranded in the winter storm.
AP
In an aerial view, traffic creeps along Virginia Highway 1 after being diverted away from I-95 after it was closed due to a winter storm on January 04, 2022 near Fredericksburg in Stafford County, Virginia. A winter storm with record snowfall slammed into the Mid-Atlantic states, stranding thousands of motorists overnight on 50 miles of I-95 in Virginia.
The road was slammed by snow and a truck pileup.
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A close view of the traffic on I-95.
Interstate 95 was backed up for about a 50-mile stretch.
WJLA via Reuters

“Update: I’ve been on the road for 27 hours,” Kaine wrote on Tuesday afternoon before the roadway reopened.

Many blamed Harris’ timing on her staff having scheduled the tweet prior to the widely publicized traffic nightmare.

“Love ya Madam VP,” one person tweeted with a video of actress Kristen Bell cringing. “But u need to talk to your soc media coordinator. Really subpar timing.”

Source: NYPOST

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