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.
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:
The Constitution grants us rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness – not abortions.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) March 23, 2022
Here are some of the responses:
— Ari Cohn (@AriCohn) March 24, 2022
That’s the Declaration of Independence you bag of hair.
— Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) March 24, 2022
Oh Honey Wrong document… pic.twitter.com/hB71Z7j367
— MrElias️ (@TheEliasRework) March 24, 2022
Marsha. Marsha. Marsha.
That’s the Declaration of Independence NOT the Constitution. https://t.co/OgzXOUbhzC
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) March 24, 2022
Kentanji Brown Jackson, Harvard Law, J.D. 2nd ranked law school in the nation.
Marsha Blackburn, B.A. in Home Economics. Mississippi State University. 198th ranked university in the nation.
— Grey_Obelisk (@Grey_Obelisk) March 23, 2022
I’m pretty sure most republicans haven’t read either one.
— Adam Metcalfe (@HillRobertS2) March 24, 2022
That’s Declaration of Independence. Though it figures you don’t know. I’ll argue pursuit of happiness means “my body my choice.” Otherwise all unvaccinated should be forced to. But I won’t tell them what to do, you have no right to tell anyone else. pic.twitter.com/b87gZV0D2C
— Mynmnobody ☠️ (@PMynmnobody) March 24, 2022
Someone who doesn’t know the difference between the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence shouldn’t be involved in making laws.
— Julian Clark (@ThirdJulianC) March 24, 2022
How embarrassing that a sitting Senator didn’t know that’s the Declaration of Independence
— ᎶᏒᎥᎷᎷ ️⚡️⚕ (@grimm8675309) March 24, 2022
That’s a phrase from the *checks notes* DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, NOT the Constitution. I learned this freshman year of HIGH SCHOOL. Frankly, you have no business adjudicating the judge’s qualifications for SCOTUS
— SaltyCannonFodder(teacher) (@CrnchyMama) March 23, 2022
Tell me you’ve not read the constitution without telling me you’ve not read the constitution.
— (@ChidiNwatu) March 24, 2022