This could be considered humorous … or sad, depending on which way you look at it and maybe how your day went today.
Via the Washington Free Beacon, which filed this brief recap:
“Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority, the Republicans, my chairman and others, for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion that reinforces the sanctity of this nation and how well it is that we have lasted some 400 years, operating under a constitution that clearly defines what is constitutional and what is not,” she said.
That would be seven years after Jamestown, Virginia became America’s first permanent English settlement.
Ellen Carmichael has a more complete transcript, just for the record:
For anyone curious, here's the Rep. Jackson Lee (D-TX) transcript where she says Constitution is 400 years old. pic.twitter.com/bxPDfPNlUo
— Ellen Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) March 12, 2014
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