Vice President Kamala Harris spoke out against Americans who responded to 9/11 with fear and division during a Saturday speech at the site of the Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
“We saw after 9/11 how fear can be used to sow division in our nation,” Harris said. “Sikhs and Muslim-Americans were targeted because of how they looked and how they worshiped.”
Harris also noted “what happens when so many Americans in the spirit of our nation stand in solidarity with all people and their fellow American with those who experience violence and discrimination.”
While Harris spoke live from Pennsylvania, Biden oddly did not present a live speech to mark 9/11. He instead visited each site and released a prerecorded video.
The six minute video highlighted Biden’s thoughts on the tragedies of 9/11, including stories of those he knew who lost their lives on that day.
Nearly 3,000 Americans died on 9/11 at the collapse of the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Twenty years later, the nation continues to feel the impact in an effort to “never forget” 9/11.