(Fox News) An event with Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday featured her and guests at the table introducing themselves with their names, pronouns, and descriptions of their clothing, drawing both mockery and defense from media members online.
Harris led a roundtable about the overturning of Roe v. Wade and its effects on disabled people.
“Good afternoon. I want to welcome these leaders for coming in to have this very important discussion about some of the most pressing issues of our time. I am Kamala Harris, my pronouns are she and her. I am a woman sitting at the table wearing a blue suit,” a masked Harris said while introducing herself.
VP: “I am Kamala Harris, my pronouns are she and her, and I am a woman sitting at the table wearing a blue suit.” pic.twitter.com/gtBXTyHB4j
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 26, 2022
Other figures at the table introduced themselves with such descriptions as, “I’m a Latina with blond highlighted hair, and I’m wearing a gray blazer over a black-shade dress,” and “my pronouns are she/her, I’m a White woman with long brown hair, I’m wearing a red dress, and I’m wearing a see-through mask so you can see my red lips.” Another said, “I am a Black woman with curly hair, and I am wearing a vintage black and floral dress.”
Conservatives who often mock liberals for embracing the idea of sharing their gender pronouns had a field day with the clip. It’s common on Twitter to see progressives share their pronouns in their bios.
“When did Kamala become a biologist?” comedian Tim Young quipped.
“This is why the rest of the world laughs at us,” ex-journalist Beth Baumann added.
“And they wonder why ordinary Americans think these people have lost their grip,” National Review’s Dan McLaughlin tweeted.
“If she would repudiate woke inanities and move towards a commonsensical centrism, she would be embraced by a majority of Americans. Instead, she just digs in,” the American Enterprise Institute’s Christina Sommers wrote.
If she would repudiate woke inanities and move towards a
commonsensical centrism, she would be embraced by a majority of Americans. Instead, she just digs in. https://t.co/jEXwzOkBC6
— Christina Sommers (@CHSommers) July 26, 2022
“I’m the Democratic Party,
This is a blue dress, I’m seated in a brown chair, the carpet is red, the people are giggling, my pronouns are hee/haw, the recession isn’t real if I close my eyes,
and this November we will lose control of both houses of Congress in F#cking landslide!” https://t.co/NWBV9bmwbG
— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) July 26, 2022
This is why the rest of the world laughs at us.
— Beth Baumann (@eb454) July 26, 2022
And they wonder why ordinary Americans think these people have lost their grip. https://t.co/TWwCSWNafl
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) July 26, 2022
She sounds like a very boring kids book https://t.co/YtPyL3LJbo
— Chrissy Clark (@chrissyclark_) July 26, 2022
Participants also introducing themselves by announcing their race. The anti-cultural revolution has triumphed over all the institutions https://t.co/nNauxArb0n
— Benjamin Weingarten (@bhweingarten) July 26, 2022
And looks like she was reading all that from notes https://t.co/gWERc32Ny4
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) July 26, 2022
When did Kamala become a biologist? https://t.co/L8w4cqbD7U
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) July 26, 2022
Kamala's new speechwriter burning the midnight oil to get this banger out https://t.co/RpUR9J9IFU
— siraj hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) July 26, 2022
I am Cassy Garcia and my pronouns are ta/co. https://t.co/S2kY34fzfe
— Cassy Garcia for Congress (@CasandraLGarcia) July 26, 2022
The clip also drew the attention of the Republican Party’s rapid-response Twitter account RNC Research, and some journalists and activists lashed out at those criticizing Harris and her compatriots, saying they were accommodating visually impaired persons.
CNN’s DJ Judd, noting the GOP was criticizing Harris, wrote, “Vice President Kamala Harris introduced herself with her pronouns and a physical description in an effort to accommodate the blind and visually impaired participating in today’s roundtable with disability advocates– a move the RNC is mocking her for.”
“The what you’re wearing thing has become more and more common in the past couple years to help people who are visually impaired. Think of it like alt text on Twitter,” journalist Yashar Ali wrote.