Meghan McCain tipped her toe into constitutional scholarship and got a dose of scathing fact checks.
The former "View" co-host questioned the constitutionality of a Biden administration proposal -- which has reportedly been shelved -- to mandate vaccination for interstate travel, and McCain reacted to a tweet from right-wing provocateur Jack Prosobiec about the idea.
"Very curious to see how this holds up against the tenth amendment," McCain tweeted in response.
But many other social media users pointed out that the 10th Amendment actually does give Congress the authority to regulate interstate travel, while the U.S. Supreme Court has found vaccine mandates constitutional.
@MeghanMcCain Commerce Clause refers to Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution, which gives Congre… https://t.co/kbdzu6lMCA— Gaven MacLeod 🇺🇸 (@Gaven MacLeod 🇺🇸) 1628868871.0
@MeghanMcCain First of all, check your facts. Second of all, how about we do everything to stop the spread of Covid… https://t.co/UNnrJ1PE6Z— SamLovesNY (@SamLovesNY) 1628869613.0
@MeghanMcCain You’d do better to randomly select constitutional amendments. Or did you? Tenth amendment would not apply.— Neil Cain (@Neil Cain) 1628868900.0
@MeghanMcCain You want to take away the rights of the Federal Government ? You never ever think before you speak.— CJSnow (@CJSnow) 1628869240.0
@MeghanMcCain Curious who told you about the 10th? Did that just jump out at you or did Fox plant that? You all sur… https://t.co/PV5l85z6wd— Sue 💉💉 (@Sue 💉💉) 1628868510.0
@FGGW_pacific @MeghanMcCain To be clear, Congress as that right. Would be troublesome as exec order— Cranky MJ (@Cranky MJ) 1628871681.0
@MeghanMcCain This is what people mean when they say you don't know what you're talking about— Joe Mustachio (@Joe Mustachio) 1628869177.0
@MeghanMcCain This is a blurb about how that "severe" hypothetical option was NOT being implemented. Why would you… https://t.co/62fRWZOx2Y— Whitney ❄ 🌊 🇺🇲🌎 (@Whitney ❄ 🌊 🇺🇲🌎) 1628872033.0
@MeghanMcCain Your pretending to be a constitutional lawyer now lmfao— Kevin Micchelli (@Kevin Micchelli) 1628868426.0