Twitter offers House Judiciary Republicans an education on the Constitution

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Boy, did the Republicans of the House Judiciary Committee own the libs in the wake of the leak showing the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade. 

“Still trying to find the word ‘abortion’ in the Constitution,” the committee Republicans tweeted. Quite the devastating argument … if you’ve never read the Constitution.

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Twitter users were quick to respond with a long, long list of other things that aren’t in the Constitution. Among them:

  • Woman or women
  • God, Jesus, Christ, Christian, or Bible
  • Marriage
  • Family or child
  • Filibuster
  • Nine. Or for that matter any specified number of Supreme Court justices.
  • Corporations or corporate personhood
  • Student loans
  • Police

The list goes on. Some users also pointed to places where the Constitution specifically said that it was not a full and complete list of all rights, starting with the entire Ninth Amendment: “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”

But that’s not all:

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons” Further proof Republicans don’t see women as people.

— VoteVets (@votevets) May 4, 2022

Life – to save the mother. Liberty – right to choose. Pursuit of Happiness – to not have others make choices about your life. Next question. Try to make it a difficult one this time

— RichieMuenster (@RichieMuenster) May 4, 2022

Whether the House Judiciary Republicans were trying to get attention by making a completely ludicrous statement or were counting on their followers not knowing a damn thing about the Constitution—and both things are equally possible, as is some combination of the two—it’s nonetheless a telling attempt. Being completely dishonest is their only option here. 

On the other hand, at least this tweet wasn’t trying to downplay an actual insurrection by claiming that a leaked document is The Real Insurrection.

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