"400 years operating under a Constitution that clearly defines what is constitutional"
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, who somehow has a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University and then went on to graduate from law school at the University of Virginia, not only doesn't know when the United States Constitution was written, but can't even name the right century.
This isn't a case of the school system failing Sheila Jackson Lee. This is a woman who made it through Yale and law school and into Congress without...
1. Knowing who won the Vietnam War
2. What century the United States in its current political form was founded
3. What a Constitution even is
Frankly, 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. The Enforcement Act is not constitutional, but it gives us an opportunity to raise these issues. That’s what freedom is, that’s what the opportunity of democracy is all about.
Sheila Jackson Lee has a bad habit of giving speeches and claiming that things are unconstitutional.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Democrat from Texas, said on Tuesday afternoon that repealing the national health care law would violate the Constitution.
Arguing that the Commerce Clause provides the constitutional basis for ObamaCare, Jackson Lee said repealing the law by passing Republicans' H.R. 2 violates both the Fifth Amendment's right to due process and the Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection clause.
Also Sheila Jackson Lee thinks that suing her for discriminating against the disabled is unconstitutional because she's in Congress.
A judge has refused to dismiss a federal lawsuit accusing Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of discriminating against and mocking a disabled staffer — charges the Texas Democrat denies.
Mrs. Jackson Lee’s legal team sought to have the complaint dismissed, arguing in part that actions concerning her staff are protected under the Speech or Debate clause of the Constitution. In a lengthy ruling, the judge disagreed.
But it's not her fault. She was only freed from slavery in the 1960s.
Jackson Lee suggested lawmakers should take inspiration from President Lincoln’s leadership during the Civil War.
“I stand here as a freed slave because this Congress came together. Are we going to be able to do it today to free America?”
This woman graduated from Yale.