Kamala Harris It is being criticized as “anti-American” after making comments addressing the “shameful past” of a country invaded by European settlers 500 years ago.
During remarks at the 78th annual convention of the National Congress of American Indians in Portland on Tuesday to address the “shameful past” of European explorers, he said that when they arrived they “started a wave of devastation” for Native Americans. “.
“Since 1934, every October, the United States has recognized the voyage of European explorers who first landed on America’s shores,” Harris told delegates. “But that’s not the whole story. That’s never been the whole story. Those explorers started a wave of devastation for the tribal nations – committing violence, stealing land, and spreading disease.
The Vice President’s remarks come a day after Columbus Day, which is rapidly changing or being celebrated With Indigenous Peoples Day – a celebration of the past and present of Native Americans of America. President on Monday Biden For the first time the holiday was recognized at the federal level.
Many on Twitter dubbed Vice President Harris’ fallout of the genocide of Native Americans as “un-American.” One wrote, “Kamala says (white?) Americans should be filled with shame and remorse for racist settler history 400 years ago. SMDH. Dems must have decided they need more guilt and division, other plans Doesn’t work. Another tweeted, “A Vice President of the United States of America who really hates the United States of America. @KamalaHarris: European explorers ‘started a wave of devastation'”
Watch Kamala Harris’ speech below.