It should be noted that among the remarks Ted Lieu made here, dude’s a freaking lawyer!
Yes, a lawyer.. an educated man by many regards, and he can’t seem to get even a general timeline of the Constitution right. Further, he’s a lawmaker, a member of Congress!
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) October 11, 2017
This is someone who has been given the responsibility of representing the interest of not only We The People but also the people who got him elected and put into office… and this is the best he can come up with?
GIMMIE A BREAK!
Who may need to check on the folks who elected him? I don’t know… but this is unsettling though it’s not the first time we’ve seen such an uninformed post from a rep.
When it comes to the Constitution, its amendments, and the timeline of amendment ratifications, Lieu is apparently less informed than the citizenry might hope for from an elected official sworn to protect our founding documents. On Thursday, Lieu, who has made a name for himself tweeting nasty things about President Trump, put his ignorance on display in a response to a tweet from Ari Melber.
The 25th Amendment was proposed on July 6th, 1965 and was ratified 584 days later on February 10th, 1967. That, of course, is 131 years after James Madison, who was the last founding father to die, passed away in 1836. The Framers of the greatest political document of all time had no hand in writing or designing the 25th amendment.
I’d hazard a guess that the Founding Fathers of our great country would be disappointed with a politician, who, after holding elected office for twelve years, wasn’t intimately familiar with our founding documents. Just sayin’.