“Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority, the Republicans, my chairman and others, for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion that reinforces the sanctity of this nation and how well it is that we have lasted some 400 years, operating under a constitution that clearly defines what is constitutional and what is not.”
That’s what Texas Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee actually said during a floor speech Wednesday.
The US Constitution was adopted on Sep. 17, 1787. So Congresswoman Lee’s math is off by about 173 years.
This isn’t Lee’s first Constitution gaffe. A few years ago, Congresswoman Lee suggested that repealing Obamacare would “violate the Constitution.”
I guess the silver lining in all of this is that if this woman can be elected to the US Congress, anything is possible. God Bless America.
Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.
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