GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert was slammed on Twitter for bungling the basics of the Constitution

GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert was slammed on Twitter for bungling the basics of the Constitution

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) on the House steps of the Capitol on Monday, January 4, 2021. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado was slammed on Twitter for bungling basic constitutional knowledge. She said the Constitution was not meant to "rewrite the parts you don’t like." There have been 27 amendments to the Constitution since it was first ratified in 1788. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories . Freshman GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado has made headlines as a vocal and provocative defender of gun rights, but on Friday she was slammed by Twitter users for bungling a basic civics lesson. Boebert, a self-professed champion of Constitutional rights, tweeted that "protecting and defending the Constitution doesn’t mean trying to rewrite the parts you don’t like." —Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) February 19, 2021 Her statement belies the fact that the document has changed and expanded multiple times, hence the additional amendments. The Constitution, which was written in 1787, established America’s national government and fundamental laws. It was ratified by nine of the original 13 states in 1788. When the Constitution was first drafted, the first 10 amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, were not a part of the document. In December 1791, the Bill of Rights was ratified. There have been 27 amendments to the Constitution, which includes the Second Amendment, which guarantees a right to keep and bear arms, the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery, and the 17th Amendment, which […]

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