“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.
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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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