Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee spoke on the House floor about the effort to require the president to carry out his constitutional duty and enforce federal laws. Apparently she’s against that idea, and said it wasn’t constitutional. But what has people talking is her statement that the Constitution has been around for 400 years. She’s only off by 173 years, but who’s counting?
“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.
In related news, President Obama has again threatened to veto legislation that requires him to follow the law.