Lawmakers torch Lauren Boebert for yet another bizarre and bogus Constitutional claim
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) found herself at the center of a massive Twitter storm following her latest bizarre Constitutional claim that contained absolutely no factual evidence.
According to HuffPost, the latest debacle began with a single tweet Boebert recently shared. The Republican lawmaker claimed: “The Constitution is not evolving.” She added, “To say that spits in the face of every single one of our founders.”
The Constitution is not evolving.\n\nTo say that spits in the face of every single one of our founders.— Lauren Boebert (@Lauren Boebert) 1643811148
Despite Boebert's claim, HuffPost points out that the founding fathers responsible for crafting the U.S. Constitution not only wrote the supreme law for the purpose of evolution by way of amendments, but they also "began using that process almost immediately with the passage of the Bill of Rights."
The single tweet opened the door for a massive number of responses. Quite a few lawmakers were also quick to push back against Boebert and correct her for her latest misstep. "If this was true, she wouldn't be able to vote," Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) tweeted.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) also chimed in with criticism of Boebert's claim.
If this was true, she wouldn't be able to vote.https://twitter.com/laurenboebert/status/1488877987181301760\u00a0\u2026— Eric Swalwell (@Eric Swalwell) 1643925464
Dear @laurenboebert: Have you read the Nineteenth Amendment?https://twitter.com/laurenboebert/status/1488877987181301760\u00a0\u2026— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu) 1643943349
So you don\u2019t think you should have the right to vote?https://twitter.com/laurenboebert/status/1488877987181301760\u00a0\u2026— Joaquin Castro (@Joaquin Castro) 1643946486
The clueless tweet has also received bipartisan criticism from social media users. A political organization, known as Right Wing Watch, also weighed in to remind Boebert of remarks by former President Thomas Jefferson.
Thomas Jefferson would beg to differ. https://twitter.com/laurenboebert/status/1488877987181301760\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/mgJh8Cv5Nz— Right Wing Watch (@Right Wing Watch) 1643925715
The constitution literally has an entire chapter dedicated to instructions on how to amend it.\n\nAlso, you should resign Lauren.https://twitter.com/laurenboebert/status/1488877987181301760\u00a0\u2026— Ray Reed (@Ray Reed) 1643940201
I don\u2019t know. It evolved and we no longer only count 3/5s of certain people. Oh and you can vote.https://twitter.com/laurenboebert/status/1488877987181301760\u00a0\u2026— James Holloway (@James Holloway) 1643939197
Lauren.\n\nThe U.S. Constitution has 27 Amendments. \n\nIt is evolving.\n\nYou're not.\n\nGlad I could clear that up for you.— Greta (@Greta) 1643815098
Others offered Boebert brief history lessons. "Our Founders? one Twitter user asked. "You mean the guys who wrote a process into the Constitution so that it could be amended as society changed? And then they proceeded to amend the Constitution themselves? THOSE Founders? Maybe you should have stayed in school."
Our Founders? \n\nYou mean the guys who wrote a process into the Constitution so that it could be amended as society changed? And then they proceeded to amend the Constitution themselves? \n\nTHOSE Founders? \n\nMaybe you should have stayed in school.https://twitter.com/laurenboebert/status/1488877987181301760\u00a0\u2026— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) 1643930916
The Eighth Amendment prohibits \u201cexcessive fines.\u201d\n\nMeasured only by what was \u201cexcessive\u201d in 1791, all parking and speeding tickets today \u2014 if not *all* fines \u2014 would be \u201cexcessive.\u201d\n\nNo one actually believes that, of course. We all understand that what\u2019s \u201cexcessive\u201d \u2026 evolves.https://twitter.com/laurenboebert/status/1488877987181301760\u00a0\u2026— Steve Vladeck (@Steve Vladeck) 1643932059
They\u2019re called Amendments\u2026\n\nThe Constitution was written to evolve with society over time. That\u2019s what makes it so special. The architects also believed in slavery and that women shouldn\u2019t vote. \n\nStop trying to relive the civil war and do something useful with your platform.https://twitter.com/laurenboebert/status/1488877987181301760\u00a0\u2026— Ryan Shead (@Ryan Shead) 1643919046
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