On Thursday, Vice President Kamala Harris appeared on “Good Morning America, and host George Stephanopoulos asked about the comments made by Sen. Tim Scott in which he responded to Biden’s joint address of Congress and claimed the U.S. isn’t racist.
When answering the question, Harris stated that America does have a racist past but isn’t a racist country.
“I don’t think America is a racist country,” Harris said. “But we also do have to speak the truth about the history of racism in our country, and its existence today.”
Harris also acknowledged President Biden for “always having the ability and the courage, frankly, to speak the truth about it. He spoke what we know from the intelligence community, one of the greatest threats to our national security is domestic terrorism manifested by white supremacists.”
She also stated that the only way to deal with racism is to confront the realities of racism.
“I think the president has been outstanding, and a real national leader on the issue of saying let’s confront the realities, and let’s deal with it, knowing we all have so much more in common than what separates us, and the idea is that we want to unify the country, but not without speaking truth and requiring accountability as appropriate.”
During Biden’s first Congress address, he addressed racism. “We won’t ignore what our intelligence agencies have determined to be the most lethal terrorist threat to our homeland today: White supremacy is terrorism.”
If you recall, Senator Tim Scott said that he experienced “the pain of discrimination,” but still says, “America is not a racist country.”