Dem Rep: "[W]e Have Lasted Some 400 Years Operating Under a Constitution..."

Posted: Mar 13, 2014 2:45 PM

…ummm no, Congresswoman. We have not.

Anyway, we all make mistakes and say dumb things. I do all the time. However, one would at least expect Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) -- a sitting member of Congress, mind you -- to have some idea of when the U.S. Constitution was ratified. Nope:

In her defense, perhaps the speech was written by an unlearned staffer. And since a representative’s schedule is often hectic and subject to change, maybe she didn’t have time to proofread the speech before reading it verbatim on the House floor. This of course presumes she’s not speaking extemporaneously -- she very well could be, I can’t really tell from the video, can you? -- and thus the blame sits squarely on her shoulders.

Either way, she’s off by well over a hundred years. Oops. Better luck next time, I guess.

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