Kamala Harris is being criticized as “anti-American’ after she made remarks addressing the “shameful previous” of the nation that was invaded by European settlers over 500 years in the past.
Throughout remarks on the Nationwide Congress of American Indians 78th Annual Conference on Tuesday in Portland to deal with the “shameful previous” of European explorers, saying they “ushered in a wave of devastation” for Native People once they arrived.
“Since 1934, each October, the US has acknowledged the voyage of the European explorers who first landed on the shores of the Americas,” Harris instructed the delegates. “However that isn’t the entire story. That has by no means been the entire story. These explorers ushered in a wave of devastation for Tribal nations — perpetrating violence, stealing land, and spreading illness.”
The vice chairman’s remarks got here a day after Columbus Day, which is increasingly being replaced or celebrated alongside Indigenous Peoples’ Day – a celebration of America’s Native People previous and present. On Monday, President Biden acknowledged the vacation for the primary time ever on the federal stage.
Many on Twitter labeled Vice President Harris’ degradation of genocide Native People as “un-American.” One wrote, “Kamala says (white?) People ought to be full of disgrace and repent for racist settler historical past 400 years in the past. SMDH. Dems should have determined they want extra crime and division, different plans didnt work.” One other tweeted, “A Vice President of the US that truly hates the US. @KamalaHarris: European explorers ‘ushered in a wave of devastation’”
Watch a part of Kamala Harris’ speech under.