Twitter users mocked GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert (Colo.) on Friday over a tweet in which the newly elected congresswoman argued that defending the U.S. Constitution “doesn’t mean trying to rewrite the parts you don’t like.”
“Protecting and defending the Constitution doesn’t mean trying to rewrite the parts you don’t like,” Boebert tweeted Friday morning.
Users on Twitter were quick to point out to the gun rights advocate the many changes that have been ratified to the Constitution since it became the country’s official legal framework in 1788.
“According to the Philadelphia nonprofit the National Constitution Center, the constitution as first drafted in 1787 did not include the first 10 Amendments, also known as the Bill of Rights,” reports The Hill. “In the more than 200 years since these first set of rights were adopted through an agreement with several states, more than a dozen constitutional amendments have been added that many Americans point to as pivotal moments in U.S. history, including the abolition of slavery, guaranteeing women the right to vote and establishing the legal voting age at 18 years old.”
After Boebert’s misinformed tweet, many Twitter users decided to give her the civics lesson she apparently missed in high school.
— masschaostheory (@masschaostheory) February 19, 2021
Lauren Boebert is a member of Congress and doesn't understand that we have literally rewritten/revised the Constitution 27 times to do things like abolish slavery and, you know, extend the right to vote and run for office to women… like Lauren Boebert. https://t.co/PuxrFJuJuG
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) February 19, 2021
Um, adding amendments to the Constitution is exactly what protecting and defending the Constitution means. https://t.co/qj9pImTeGY
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) February 19, 2021
Omg! OMG!! OMG!!!!! She didn’t… did she.. holly Hell… I mean really COME ON!!.. #LaurenBoebart dumber than carpet lint is sitting in an office we pay for in our Congress!!!!! Hang on, I have to go catch my head which has just spun off my neck…… %¥#[email protected]! https://t.co/Eur0N2sSTG
— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) February 19, 2021
Someone this stupid should not be able to be in Congress. Forget term limits, let's require a Civics 101 test. https://t.co/upu9lhLNy6
— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) February 19, 2021
That's…what an Amendment is… https://t.co/BqYr2oGM9Q
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 19, 2021
What are amendments for $200? https://t.co/GcaQaKkf6H
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) February 19, 2021