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:
Sen. Tim Kaine: "The United States didn't inherit slavery from anybody. We created it." pic.twitter.com/VM86sRrtn1
— The Hill (@thehill) June 16, 2020
Users took to Twitter rejecting Senator Kaine’s remarks, while others gave him an instant history lesson:
Tim Kaine claming the United States “created” slavery seems like an odd way to admit he has no knowledge of world history pic.twitter.com/Nn0RaPunuQ
— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) June 16, 2020
Sooo… Tim Kaine thinks America invented slavery… got it.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) June 16, 2020
The institution of slavery predated America’s founding. As far back as 3500 BCE.
Sir, didn’t you go to Harvard? Please ask for your money back. https://t.co/MSyoLiyllI
— CJ Pearson (@thecjpearson) June 16, 2020
Does Tim Kaine seriously think the United States invented slavery? https://t.co/bGHi6n9e0F
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 16, 2020
Tim Kaine admits he has never read a book https://t.co/loG3bfcL9G
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) June 16, 2020
The United States didn’t inherit slavery from anyone. We created it.”
RT if you’re thankful this LIAR is not Vice President right now!
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) June 16, 2020
Nobody tell Tim Kaine what Moses did in the Book of Exodus https://t.co/wRmKxwljQx
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 16, 2020
Fact check – Slave traders bought the slaves from African nations, where slavery exists to this day.
Fact check – American companies like Apple still use slaves in the Congo for rare earth mining.
Fact check – Tim Cook of Apple supported Tim Kaine. https://t.co/3knfwS2z1h
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) June 16, 2020
Tim Kaine clearly needs a drug test or he needs to freshen up on the history of the world. My God, this guy was almost our Vice President. Let that sink in! https://t.co/gRGEOnBdnR
— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) June 16, 2020
Many warring Native American tribes captured each other & enslaved the survivors, well before the arrival of Europeans.
Tribes later enslaved Africans, establishing slave codes to protect “property rights.”
Tim Kaine knows this.
But he’d prefer we just hate America instead. https://t.co/S2y4gVIJOo
— BDW (@BryanDeanWright) June 16, 2020
Bold statement from failed VP Nominee Tim Kaine – I wonder if he’s forgotten how to use Google or read a history book? https://t.co/Jwuy9JPZWw
— Students For Trump (@TrumpStudents) June 16, 2020
He then claims that we corrected these injustice in his lifetime. Which means that Tim Kaine is approximately 150 years old. Looks pretty good for his age!
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) June 16, 2020
If a sitting U.S. senator believes this nonsense, imagine how many other people have been taught the same lie. https://t.co/dKfXtxespU
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) June 16, 2020