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Vice President Kamala Harris’ niece is under fire for presuming the gunman in Monday’s Colorado mass shooting was white — because he was taken into custody alive.
“The Atlanta shooting was not even a week ago,” Meena Harris wrote in a since-deleted tweet, Fox News reported Tuesday.
“VIolent white men are the greatest terrorist threat to our country,” she wrote.
Ahmad Alissa, 21, who is charged with killing 10 people at a Boulder King Sooper grocery store, is of Syrian descent, police said.
On Tuesday, Meena Harris took to Twitter again for a mea culpa post on the blunder.
“I deleted a previous tweet about the suspect in the Boulder shooting,” she wrote in the post. “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.”
But the apology did little to soothe some Twitter users.
“Maybe you can do better than assume things about tragic events for RTs?” one user wrote Tuesday. “Is that too much to ask?”
Said another: “Apology worse than the original tweet?”
Meena Harris, a children’s book author, was a prominent part of her aunt’s 2020 campaign. She previously championed the decision to cancel several Dr. Seuss titles over concerns they were racially insensitive.
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