Tim Kaine: “U.S. Didn’t Inherit Slavery From Anybody, We Created It”, Instantly Gets A History Lesson

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Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) took to the Senate floor Tuesday amid nationwide protests across the country after the death of George Floyd and calls to defund the police.

“We need to hold police officers and police departments accountable for violent reckless behavior,” said Sen. Kaine.

“We need to promote better training and professional accreditation of police departments,” he continued. “Why do we demand that Universities maintain accreditation to receive federal funds, but make no such demands of law enforcement agencies?”

“We need to do much more within the criminal justice system…  to dismantle the structures of racism that our federal, state and local governments carefully erected and maintained over centuries,” Sen. Kaine said.

Kaine went on to explain how the first African-Americans that landed in Virginia in 1690, came into colonies that didn’t have slavery, “there were no laws in the colonies about slavery at that time.”

“The United States didn’t inherit slavery from anybody, we created it” Kaine claimed. “It got created by the Virginia General Assembly and the legislators of the other states. It got created in the court systems in the colonial America that enforced fugitive slave laws. We created it and we created it maintained it over centuries.” Video Below

Senator Tim Kaine’s official remarks:

Users took to Twitter rejecting Senator Kaine’s remarks, while others gave him an instant history lesson:

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