Vice President Kamala Harris dialed up the race-baiting in a speech to black sorority members, accusing “extremist” Republicans of banning books and using gaslighting to “push forward revisionist history” while specifically singling out the state of Florida by claiming that middle schoolers are being taught that slaves benefited from being enslaved.
On Thursday, Harris delivered the keynote address at the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority National Convention in Indianapolis, a speech in which she railed against the political opposition whom she depicted as racists who are determined to roll back civil rights, spewing a word salad of talking points, half-truths, and wild exaggerations which were lapped up by the enthusiastic audience.
“Extremists pass laws that target our friends and neighbors because of who they are and who they love. And at this moment in our country, we just witnessed the United States Supreme Court strike down affirmative action, give businesses the right to discriminate, and deny debt relief to millions of Americans with student loans,” she said, depicting recent Supreme Court decisions that went against the Democrat agenda as being an attack on people of color.
— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) July 20, 2023
“All the while, these same extremists, in most cases, refuse to pass reasonable gun safety laws to keep our children safe,” she added, “And speaking of our children, extremists pass book bans to prevent them from learning our true history — book bans in this year of our Lord 2023. And while they do this, check it out, they push forward revisionist history. Just yesterday, in the State of Florida, they decided middle school students will be taught that enslaved people benefited from slavery.”
“They insult us in an attempt to gaslight us, and we will not stand for it,” Harris said as the audience applauded, “we who share a collective experience in knowing we must honor history and our duty in the context of legacy.”
But it was the veep who was doing the gaslighting by using one cherry-picked sentence that appears twice in a densely packed 216-page document detailing Florida’s new state academic standards that says: “Instruction includes how slaves developed skills which, in some instances, could be applied for their personal benefit.”
(Image: Screenshot/Florida Department of Education)
A Twitter community note added to the clip of Harris’s speech states, “For additional context, the new law doesn’t say slavery was good, or that it benefited the enslaved. It states that in some instances, the skills they developed were of personal benefit, but also teaches that slavery itself was and is bad, and should be remembered as bad.”
Twitter users had a thing or two to say about the vice president’s playing on the emotions of the crowd with her wildly overblown remarks as well as her own family’s convoluted history with slavery.
The @VP of the United States will make a public statement that includes an outrageous lie such as this and NO ONE in the dinosaur media will challenge her to produce evidence. @KamalaHarris just gets to make any outrageous accusation she wants and some will actually believe it.
— Matt Veasey (@MatthewVeasey) July 20, 2023
Didn’t her ancestors actually own slaves unlike most of the rest of us?
— Mindy Robinson (@iheartmindy) July 20, 2023
When you are the VP of US you can just make stuff up & lie. Whatever, all fine.
— Sue Felago (@sfelago) July 20, 2023
Democrats sounding a bit more desperate each week.
— Andrea E (@AAC0519) July 20, 2023
Have their lies been overlooked so much and no accountability demanded that they continue to become more brazen and outrageous?
— Leah (@Leah19519359) July 20, 2023
These demonic liars ♀️ That’s all they have left. Lies & deception. They are like their father, the father of lies.. Satan.
— Melissa Tate (@TheRightMelissa) July 20, 2023
Her Jamaican ancestors had slaves, she should be quiet.
— KATE ZAHN (@0IIIIIII0_GIRL) July 20, 2023
Is her family paying reparations? Serious question.
— Cryptofiend (@CryptoFiend45) July 20, 2023
What an awful thing for her to say.
— Kelkat (@Tweetytweeter63) July 20, 2023
“There is so much at stake in this moment: our most basic rights and freedoms, fact versus fiction, foundational principles about what it means to be a democracy,” Harris said.
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