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Biden Declines to Acknowledge D-Day, Psaki Sidesteps When Asked Why


  • June 8, 2021
  • /   Tennessee Star
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President Joe Biden did not acknowledge the 77th anniversary of D-Day on either Sunday, June 6, or Monday, June 7, becoming the first president in recent history to fail to commemorate the monumental day in U.S. history.

On June 6, 1944 176,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, signaling the beginning of the end of World War II.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki attempted to defend Biden on Monday during a press briefing when asked for an explanation on Biden’s decision. “Well, I can tell you that certainly, his value for the role the men who served on D-Day, and the memory of them, the families who have kept their memories alive over the course of years on this day is something the president has spoke to many times in the past. It’s close to his heart,” she said.

The past three presidents — Trump, Obama, and Bush — have all issued some form of recognition of the day when thousands of American soldiers sacrificed their lives fighting for freedom.

Several lawmakers posted on social media their frustration with Biden’s lack of support.

“I’m FURIOUS that Biden couldn’t be bothered to say ANYTHING to recognize the bravery of those who fought at Normandy 77 years ago. His “Hate America Agenda” is so strong, he wants us to FORGET about our war heroes. WE WILL NEVER FORGET THEIR BRAVERY!,” Congressman Ronny Jackson (R-TX-13) said in a tweet.

This is not the first time the Biden administration has failed to acknowledge key dates that center around sacrifices made by veterans defending the country.

At the beginning of Memorial Day weekend, Vice President Kamala Harris issued a tweeted saying, “Enjoy the long weekend.”

However, many point to Harris’s failure to acknowledge the reason behind the celebrated holiday.

“Memorial Day weekend is a time to remember and express our gratitude to the men and women in uniform who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. It’s NOT just a long weekend,” said House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy.

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Cooper Moran is a reporter for the Star News Network. Follow Cooper on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected]

 

 

 

 

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