Marsha Blackburn attempted to own the libs on Twitter — and it backfired spectacularly
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) (Screengrab)

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has sought to make Republican efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade to ban abortion a centerpiece of the Republican argument against Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Blackburn received her education in home economics from Mississippi State, but Republicans put her on the Senate Judiciary Committee despite her not having any experience as an attorney.

On Wednesday, she attempted to lecture about the Constitution not providing a right to abortion. It did not go well when her 15-word tweet mixed up American founding documents.

"The Constitution grants us rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness – not abortions," she argued.

Instead of citing the Constitution, Blackburn actually cited the first line of the Declaration of Independence. While the former established America, the latter ended the colonies rule by the British crown.

Writer Molly Jong-Fast was surprised Blackburn hadn't taken down her tweet after four hours.


Ari Cohn, who is actually an expert on constitutional rights as a First Amendment attorney, said "Literally the LEAST we could ask is that members of Congress be familiar with the country's founding documents."

People quickly piled on with jokes about the senator from Tennessee. Here's some of what people were saying:




































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