Dem Congresswoman Says The Constitution Is 400 Years Old (VIDEO)

|
March 12, 2014 4:09 p.m.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) says the Constitution is 400 years old.

“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,” she said Wednesday on the House floor.

In fact, the U.S. Constitution is closer to 225 years old. It was adopted in 1787 and ratified by the necessary number of states in 1789.

The congresswoman has represented the Houston area since 1995.

Newsletters
Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.
Latest Livewire
Comments are now Members-Only

Non-members are still able to read comments, but will no longer be able to participate. To join the conversation, sign up now and get:

30% Off Annual Prime Membership

TPM strives to build as inclusive a community as financially possible. We offer FREE memberships to those experiencing financial hardship and FREE memberships for students.

View all options
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: