It's Constitution Day in America, which is generally the day in which politicians try to prove their immense knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. founding documents. Occasionally some of them misquote it, instead citing the Declaration of Independence, but Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) took another route.
"We will never rewrite the Constitution of the United States," she proclaimed proudly on Twitter.
We will never rewrite the Constitution of the United States.— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@Sen. Marsha Blackburn) 1600360671.0
When the Constitution is changed it's called an Amendment and the founding document is rewritten.
As Justice Stephen Breyer has remarked, the Constitution is a “living constitution” that looks to text, history, precedent, purposes, consequences and current values to interpret any text that may have been vague, The Olympian recalled in 2011.
It was 1992 the last time the Constitution was rewritten, when Blackburn was serving as the chair of the Williamson County Republican Party. She also lost her first campaign for Congress that year.
As one reporter pointed out, Blackburn is currently sponsoring three Constitutional Amendments to rewrite the document:
Blackburn is currently a co-sponsor of three different proposed constitutional amendments in the Senate https://t.co/suop3vBsox— Ben Jacobs (@Ben Jacobs) 1600366905.0
She drew a lot of criticism for her remarks, from people trying to explain to her how the Constitution works and what an Amendment is.
You can see them below:
The 1st amendment . . . it’s an amendment. Amending is the process of . . . rewriting something . . . that’s what a… https://t.co/DV95gFqw6R— Myke Cole (@Myke Cole) 1600372192.0
If we hadn’t rewritten the Constitution, Marsha Blackburn wouldn’t be able to vote. https://t.co/T7PnuMccIu— James Surowiecki (@James Surowiecki) 1600365975.0
@MarshaBlackburn Slavery is illegal because we did. You are able to vote, Marsha Blackburn, because we did.— JRehling (@JRehling) 1600361351.0
The hilarious part about this shit is all the times Blackburn and her colleagues have sponsored efforts to, uh, lit… https://t.co/efhPd3upSy— 🕷Dante Atkins🕷 (@🕷Dante Atkins🕷) 1600378612.0
Senator Blackburn, you're a voting woman who won direct election to your position. If we hadn't rewritten the Const… https://t.co/F5E0Qsqaxg— Greg Greene (@Greg Greene) 1600366425.0
Sen. Marsha Blackburn breaks with Republicans; promises to protect Roe v. Wade decision that Americans have a cons… https://t.co/YINRgNWiNm— Shannon Watts (@Shannon Watts) 1600366115.0
? Marsha Blackburn has voted for multiple amendments to the Constitution of the United States, including one bann… https://t.co/GFvTRo7cN0— Steven Dennis (@Steven Dennis) 1600365885.0
Marsha, it's come to our attention that amendments rewrite the constitution, so yeah.... https://t.co/HKpGbJRxK1— Jane You Ignorant Slut 🇺🇸 (@Jane You Ignorant Slut 🇺🇸) 1600379533.0
I'm thinking Marsha "Trump Fluffer" Blackburn should read The Constitution AND understand what the f**k it means be… https://t.co/iHpyHCFooD— SmackeyCracks 🇺🇸 NEVER TRUMP~~OU Sooners ☝️ (@SmackeyCracks 🇺🇸 NEVER TRUMP~~OU Sooners ☝️) 1600379588.0
@MarshaBlackburn Marsha, Marsha, Marsha I hate to break it to you but the Constitution has been rewritten many time… https://t.co/33ONFuf7Jy— Cindy Groene (@Cindy Groene) 1600379655.0
@hxernst I would be flabbergasted if Marsha has read the constitution!— hugie075 (@hugie075) 1600379743.0
@MarshaBlackburn Marsha, Marsha, Marsha. Have you ever heard of the amendments to the constitution?— Deb3921 (@Deb3921) 1600379743.0
@MarshaBlackburn You know, Marsha, you can read the Constitution for free on the internet.— Marion Cave (@Marion Cave) 1600379884.0
@MarshaBlackburn Hey Marsha, Apparently you don’t understand the constitution nor have you ever read it. Look up an… https://t.co/eCZvtVmFZL— DRapp (@DRapp) 1600379890.0
Marsha, Marsha, Marsha the Constitution has been rewritten in part 17 times since the Bill of Rights was passed. Is… https://t.co/qgJAqcMYp5— Steve's keepin' an eye on the Cult🌊 🏳️🌈 BLM (@Steve's keepin' an eye on the Cult🌊 🏳️🌈 BLM) 1600379969.0