Critics tear into 'anti-American' Harris for speech attacking the 'shame of the ...

Critics tear into 'anti-American' Harris for speech attacking the 'shame of the ...
Critics tear into 'anti-American' Harris for speech attacking the 'shame of the ...

Kamala Harris was bashed as 'anti-American' for her remarks vowing to address the 'shameful past' of the country being founded by European settlers arriving 500 years ago.

'One of the most anti-American administrations in the world currently resides in the White House,' the director at the conservative Heritage Foundation's Center for Freedom, Nile Gardiner, wrote on Twitter in response to the vice president's comments.

'Kamala Harris is practically writing the talking points for Beijing, Moscow, Tehran and every enemy of the free world,' he accused.

The Senior Editor-at-Large for far-right news website Breitbart, Joel Pollak, questioned: 'Why govern a country you hate?'

'America is going down the drain and that inept imbecile talks about the past instead of the current grave problems affecting the Nation,' one Twitter user blasted.

'Another vile attempt to further divide this country,' they continued. 'Worst administration ever!'

Vice President Kamala Harris received backlash for her day-after Columbus Day remarks vowing to address the 'shameful past' of America being founded by white European settlers

Vice President Kamala Harris received backlash for her day-after Columbus Day remarks vowing to address the 'shameful past' of America being founded by white European settlers

A director at the Heritage Foundation said Harris' remark were  indicative of how 'anti-American' the Biden administration is

A director at the Heritage Foundation said Harris' remark were  indicative of how 'anti-American' the Biden administration is

The Senior Editor-at-Large of far-right news site Breitbart questioned why Harris would 'govern a country you hate'

The Senior Editor-at-Large of far-right news site Breitbart questioned why Harris would 'govern a country you hate'

Harris vowed during remarks at the National Congress of American Indians 78th Annual Convention on Tuesday to address the 'shameful past' of America's European explorers, saying they 'ushered in a wave of devastation' for Native Americans when they arrived.

The convention was held in Portland, Oregon.

The vice president's speech came the day after Columbus Day, which was also formally recognized for the first time this year as 'Indigenous Peoples' Day' by President Joe Biden. 

Harris told the delegates: 'Since 1934, every October, the United States has recognized the voyage of the European explorers who first landed on the shores of the Americas. 

'But that is not the whole story. That has never been the whole story.

'Those explorers ushered in a wave of devastation for Tribal nations — perpetrating violence, stealing land, and spreading disease.'

One Twitter used observed Harris continues to try and 'pander' to several different groups

One Twitter used observed Harris continues to try and 'pander' to several different groups

Another user said the vice president is working to 'divide' the country more with her remarks

Another user said the vice president is working to 'divide' the country more with her remarks

Harris addressed the National Congress of American Indians on Tuesday and promised to work to right the historic wrongs committed by European explorers

Harris addressed the National Congress of American Indians on Tuesday and promised to work to right the historic wrongs committed by European explorers

Harris said that the Biden administration would work to right the wrongs inflicted on Native American communities for generations. 

One Twitter user said Harris was trying to 'shame' white Americans for their past.

'Kamala says (white?) Americans should be filled with shame and repent for racist settler history 400 years ago,' the user wrote along with 'SMDH', which is an acronym for 'shaking my damn head.'

'Dems must have decided they need more crime and division, other plans didnt (sic) work,' they added.

Another wrote: 'Must be a bit*h, having to pander to so many different groups…'

'Kamala trying to relive the past but does -0- to help with current border crisis, inflation or weak economy. Total failure,' a user posted to Twitter.

On Monday, Biden signed an executive order designed to help Native American communities with educational and economic opportunities.

'We must not shy away from this shameful past, and we must shed light on it and do everything we can to address the impact of the past on Native communities today,' said Harris. 

'Native Americans are more likely to live in poverty, to be unemployed, and often struggle to get quality healthcare and to find affordable housing.'

She pointed out that Native Americans make up a large proportion of the armed forces, yet their communities are severely deprived. 

Native American activists lead a march from Freedom Plaza to the White House against continued use of fossil fuels on Indigenous Peoples' Day, the first day of a week of action hosted by People vs. Fossil Fuels

Native American activists lead a march from Freedom Plaza to the White House against continued use of fossil fuels on Indigenous Peoples' Day, the first day of a week of action hosted by People vs. Fossil Fuels

The message, 'Expect Us' written by Native American demonstrators, is seen on the Andrew Jackson statue in Lafayette Park on the second day of protests at the White House against the continued use of fossil fuels

The message, 'Expect Us' written by Native American demonstrators, is seen on the Andrew Jackson statue in Lafayette Park on the second day of protests at the White House against the continued use of fossil fuels

'This persistent inequity, this persistent injustice is not right. And the pandemic has only made it worse,' she added. 

She said that Biden's $3.5 trillion infrastructure will help Native American communities, highlighting improved internet access and better facilities. 

'This bill represents the largest infrastructure investment our nation has made since before World War II and presents, right now, an important opportunity to strengthen Indian Country,' she said.

'It would set aside funding for tribal bridge projects and the Tribal Transportation Program. 

'It would provide Native communities with funding to build out brand new water infrastructure, and connect Native communities with high speed internet. All while creating good union jobs, millions of good union jobs. 

'And as Native communities have led for generations upon generation on protecting our environment, I should also mention that this bill would also put millions of dollars toward making sure our communities are resilient in the face of climate change.'

Harris pointed out that Native women and girls are 'missing and murdered at alarming rates.' 

She also noted that Native American voters 'are being systematically denied access to the ballot box', and urged Congress to pass The Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act - both of which are designed to reduce voter suppression. 

'I believe strongly that we right now have a chance to change things, to improve things, to be better for this generation and for the seven generations to come,' she said, referencing a Native American belief that we should make decisions about how we live today based on how our decisions will impact the future seven generations. 

'Because I believe that we are at the beginning of a new era and a moment of incredible transformation. 

'As we work to rebuild our economy, as we work to restore our democracy, we have the opportunity to build a better future together.' 

Last year, as presidential candidate, Harris spoke at the conference and pledged to add 500,000 acres of land into trust for federally-recognized Indian tribes.

She also promised to improve the Indian Health Service, which serves 2.2 million people.

Harris' speech came days after it was revealed school-age children who joined her for a NASA YouTube video about space exploration were child actors.

The 'Get Curious with Vice President Harris' video was filmed in August and tweeted out by the Vice President on October 7 to celebrate World Space Week.

It appeared to viewers that the children she was with were all normal kids.

However it has now been revealed that they are paid actors who auditioned by sending in a monologue and three questions they would ask a world leader.

Critics of Harris have leapt on the video, with the mockery compounded by the revelation that it was produced by Canadian company 'Sinking Ship Entertainment'. 

A NASA video featuring Vice President Kamala Harris included child actors

A NASA video featuring Vice President Kamala Harris included child actors

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