Maxine Waters trash-talked America this 4th of July, according to The Daily Mail.
Waters said, “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!”
‘Need I say more? #July4’
Cori Bush also blasted America and freedom.
‘When they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this: the freedom they’re referring to is for white people.’
‘This land is stolen land and Black people still aren’t free.’
‘I’ve long said America is unique,’ Biden said on Sunday.
‘Unlike every other nation on Earth, we were founded on an idea.”
“We hold these truths to be self-evident that all people are created equal and have right, among them, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’
‘And while we have never fully lived up to the words but we never give up on them.’
‘They continue to animate us and remind us at our best, we as Americans believe in honor and dignity. Treat everyone with dignity and respect, giving hate no safe harbor.’
‘We are part of something so much bigger than ourselves. We stand as a beacon to the world. It’s a code uniquely American, it’s who we are,’ the president said.
From The Daily Mail:
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.
Waters, a progressive, black congresswoman, has represented her southern California district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1991.