Vice President Kamala Harris (D-CA) omitted the right to “life” while she referenced the Declaration of Independence.
Harris was giving a speech in Florida to mark the 50th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.
During the speech, the vice president was citing the declaration of independence; however, she failed to mention the first unalienable right: the right to life.
BREAKING: Kamala Harris omits the right to “Life” when quoting the Declaration of Independence in pro-Abortion Speech, says all Americans are “endowed with the right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness” pic.twitter.com/O8V39cbtbk
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) January 22, 2023
“So, we are here together because we collectively believe and know America is a promise. America is a promise. It is a promise of freedom and liberty — not for some, but for all,” she said.
Harris’s statement is reminiscent of the time President Joe Biden failed to mention the word “creator” while he was reciting the Declaration of Independence.
Then-candidate Biden said:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, all men and women created by the, you know, you know the thing.”
Biden’s 245 word,97 second long Fourth of July statement may be the most anti-American speech ever given by an American presidential candidate. He omits the Creator in his shortened version of the Declaration of Independence.
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) July 5, 2020
Republican lawmakers criticized the vice president for misquoting America’s founding fathers.
This is shameful.
— Rep. Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) January 23, 2023
The Republican National Committee (RNC) also shared their criticisms of Harris’ comments. “Does Kamala Harris not believe in the right to life,” they said.
VP Harris’ comments signal that the Democratic party’s argument when it comes to abortion is false.
During her speech, the VP took a shot at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R). She stated, “can we truly be free if so-called leaders claim to be, I quote, ‘on the vanguard of freedom’ while they dare to restrict the rights of the American people and attack the very foundations of freedom?”
On DeSantis’s second inaugural address, he referred to Florida as the “vanguard of freedom.”
According to the Daily Signal, DeSantis’ Team was quick to rebut the vice president’s remarks. The team tweeted a photograph of the vaccination requirement for Harris’ event.
Right now, Kamala Harris is in Tallahassee making a speech about "freedom."
— DeSantis War Room 🐊 (@DeSantisWarRoom) January 22, 2023
Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court in June 2022. The court ruled in Dobbs v. Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization that the Constitution of the U.S. does not confer a right to abortion.