Maxine Waters went on an anti-American rant in a July 4 Twitter post where she claim the creeds laid out in the Declaration of Independence didn't give 'equal rights' to black people or women.
'July 4th... & so, the Declaration of Independence says all men are created equal. Equal to what? What men? Only white men? Isn't it something that they wrote this in 1776 when African Americans were enslaved?' the California congresswoman lamented in an Independence Day tweet.
'They weren't thinking about us then, but we're thinking about us now!' Waters proclaimed.
She went on to say that current laws are still suppressing certain communities from being equal to others, including voting laws and the rise in police brutality against black people.
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Maxine Waters, pictured June 27, criticized the Declaration of Independence on July 4
Waters, 82, said that while the Declaration of Independence says 'we hold these truths to be 'self-evident' that all men are created equal, the nation is not reflecting that because '17 states have enacted voter suppression laws' and the 'Supreme Court gutted Sec. 5 of the Voting Rights Act'.
She also posted in her thread a list of black people who died at the hands of law enforcement: 'George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice'.
'Need I say more? #July4' she concluded along with a hashtag for the American holiday celebrating the day independence was declared from Great Britain.
The California congresswoman said the document is inherently only saying all white men are equal, not minorities or women
Waters, a progressive, black congresswoman, has represented her southern California district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1991.
Critiques of the U.S. on arguably one of the most pro-American days in the nation were also launched by freshman Representative Cori Bush – a new member of the so-called 'squad' of progressive lawmakers, which includes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib