Vice President Kamala Harris appears to have intentionally left out part of the Declaration of Independence during remarks in Florida promoting abortion rights.
On the 50th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade, which was overturned in June of 2022, Harris called America a “promise of freedom and liberty” for everyone.
“A promise,” she added, “we made in the Declaration of Independence that we are each endowed with the right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Critics pointed out that Harris, a lawyer, intentionally omitted the right to “life” in the Declaration of Independence, which states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
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
.@VP conveniently forgets “life” while quoting the Declaration of Independence at a pro-abortion rally.— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) January 23, 2023
I guess it’s easy to rewrite our founding principles when you need it to fit your own narrative. pic.twitter.com/ndZED5ka2C
Hey @VP,— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) January 23, 2023
It’s LIFE, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
We have the right to LIFE.
She also left out the part of the quote noting that these rights are "endowed by their Creator." Instead, she said, "These rights were not bestowed upon us. They belong to us as Americans."