Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) was ridiculed for apparently not understanding the process of amending the U.S. Constitution.
The newly elected Colorado Republican insisted the Constitution shouldn't be revised, which, of course, Congress has done 27 times in a process laid out by the founding document -- and Boebert herself has co-sponsored an amendment that would subject lawmakers to term limits.
"Protecting and defending the Constitution doesn't mean trying to rewrite the parts you don't like," Boebert tweeted.
Protecting and defending the Constitution doesn't mean trying to rewrite the parts you don't like.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) February 19, 2021
The gun-toting congresswoman was subjected to mockery and derision for her basic misunderstanding of her job.
Wait until you hear about amendments (I believe one of them is kind of your obsession)
— Thor Benson (@thor_benson) February 19, 2021
The Constitution is not just the 2nd Amendment.
— Tim (@pirate_knight) February 19, 2021
So, you don't like any of the Constitutional Amendments?
Good to know.
— North Texas Gourmand (@GourmandNorth) February 19, 2021
Well there are these things called Amendments. It is not a perfect document. Will you ever at least try to educate yourself and do something positive? No guns needed in committee meetings.
— Democratb*tch (@abf520) February 19, 2021
Remind me: Which article of the Constitution covers trying to overturn a free and fair election?
— Robert Schlesinger🖖 (@rschles) February 19, 2021
If the original constitution had never been rewritten - “amended," if you will - you wouldn't be a voter, let alone a congresswoman. It would also still be legal to enslave people. These rewrites (we'll call them “amendments") are usually pretty good stuff.
— Libby (@libbyjones715) February 19, 2021
You are extremely dumb. I don't say that lightly. I don't think there is a dumber human being than you. Maybe there is, but if so I do think you could beat them in the dumbest human competition.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) February 19, 2021
must have been some other Lauren Boebert sponsoring a constitutional amendment to limit congressional term limits
— Jefferton Alive! (@petestaiano) February 19, 2021
The constitution literally includes our right to rewrite the parts we don't like. It isn't holy scripture.
— Courtney's Dad (@SteampunkKanye) February 19, 2021
The founders literally set up the constitution to be a living document such that future generations could change it as required...
Ever heard of constitutional amendments?
— CANCELtheGOP (@CANCELtheGOP) February 19, 2021
Many of the founders believed in updating — and even rewriting — the Constitution at regular intervals. Jefferson wanted it revised every nineteen years.
I'd like to think that, had they followed through with that, you'd simply be a Colorado saloon manager right now.
— Dour, Sullen, Unsmiling John Olore (@john_olore) February 19, 2021
The reason you're allowed to vote and sit in Congress is because they rewrote the parts women and their allies didn't like in the 1910 and 20s
— Christo Aivalis 🌹🍊 (@christoaivalis) February 19, 2021