Conservatives are having a five-alarm meltdown after Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris committed what they saw as a truly diabolical act.
While flying on Air Force Two to Guatemala as part of her effort to tackle the migrant issues at the U.S.-Mexican border, she gave members of the press cookies.
Even more heinous to the Republicans among us? The cookies—donated by a local bakery—were decorated to look like Harris.
Truly, this ranks up there with the most egregious of political scandals!
The kerfuffle all started when a member of the press shared a photo of one of the cookies on Twitter.
The conservative outrage was fiery and immediate and their bones of contention were myriad and based on misinformation.
Several right-wing commenters raked Harris over the coals for disrespecting veterans and members of the military by sharing the supposedly narcissistic cookies on the anniversary of D-Day.
The cookies were donated by a Black owned small business, so no tax payer dollars were harmed in the making of this friendly gesture.
Meanwhile, in a very on-brand flourish of conspiracy theory, far-right media personality Jack Posobiec seemed to suggest VP Harris was using the cookies to bribe the press in advance of her somehow taking over the Presidency.
Others attempted to draw a parallel between Harris and Marie Antoinette for giving out cookies while supposedly doing nothing about the migrant issues at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Not exactly an apt criticism given the cookies were handed out during a flight to Guatemala to... deal with the causes of the migrant crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
In slightly less bonkers but nonetheless melodramatic territory came complaints like those of California Republican congressional candidate Buzz Patterson, who cried foul about narcissism and misappropriation of taxpayer funds.
"As a former Military Aide during the Clinton administration, I never even imagined this level of narcissism. And, all on YOUR tax dollars America! Democrats, even you can't be cool with this."
As several of the less conservatively inclined on Twitter pointed out, Harris did not pay for the cookies at all.
They were given to Harris's team by a Black-owned D.C. bakery, Cupcake Dreams, as a gift which Harris then chose to share with the press gaggle on the flight.
Regardless of whatever the truth of these diabolical cookies is, right-wingers on Twitter went absolutely ballistic about the sweet treats.
There was no shortage of liberal-minded people rolling their eyes in response to conservatives ignoring a violent insurrection but whining about cookies.
Hopefully once this all calms down we can focus on the real problem I have with these cookies—the ghostly vision of cookie-Kamala's featureless face.
But at least it wasn't a tan suit.