Carlos Garcia reports at The Blaze, that Sen. Tim Kaine, claimed in a speech on the floor of the Senate “that the United States ‘created slavery.'” He writes:
Kaine made the bizarre accusations during a speech Tuesday on the floor of the U.S. Senate.
“The first African Americans sent into the English colonies came to Point Comfort in 1619. They were slaves, they had been captured against their will, but they landed in colonies that didn’t have slavery — there were no laws about slavery in the colonies at that time,” Kaine explained.
“The United States didn’t inherit slavery from anybody. We created it,” he continued.
“It got created by the Virginia General Assembly and the legislatures of other states,” he added. “It got created by the court systems in colonial America that enforced fugitive slave laws.”
Watch the whole speech here: