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Sen. Marsha Blackburn embarrasses herself on Twitter with failed American civics lesson

For a Tea Party Republican, Senator Marsha Blackburn appears to know very little about the events surrounding the actual Tea Party.

Blackburn used her time at Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings this week to attack and mischaracterize Jackson’s record on abortion, and describe Roe v. Wade as “one of the most brazen acts of judicial activism.”

The senator continued to express her anti-abortion viewpoint on Twitter Wednesday evening, attempting to school the nation about how the right to get an abortion is not in the U.S. Constitution.

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Her civics lesson was not well received, since all she really proved was that she hasn’t actually read the Constitution in a while.

“The Constitution grants us rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness – not abortions,” Blackburn tweeted, quoting the opening line of the Declaration of Independence.

For some reason, she still hasn’t corrected it as of Thursday morning:

Here are some of the responses: