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BETRAYAL: “Spare me the bulls**t about constitutional rights,” House Dem proclaims

Published in Uncategorized on June 03, 2022 by Brianna Kraemer

In complete betrayal to the American people and the U.S. Constitution, House Democrat David Cicilline dismissed American's constitutional rights on Thursday night during a gun control debate against House Republicans on Capitol Hill. 

After nine hours of debate in the House Judiciary Committee pertaining to gun legislation, tensions were high. The anti-Constitution comment from the Rhode Island representative was in response to Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz’s criticism of red flag laws. 

“Congress disfavors the enactment of laws that authorize a court to issue an extreme risk protection order, also known as Red Flag laws, in the States because such laws trample on an individual’s due process and Second Amendment rights,” Gaetz said, sparking a heated exchange.

“Spare me the bulls**t about constitutional rights,” Cicilline replied.

This dismissive remark proves our U.S. Constitution is endangered by the same elected leaders who took an oath of office to uphold the Constitution. 

The United States has been a leader for the rest of the world since our founding, and it’s not acceptable for any power-hungry politician to come in and sidestep what we've based our independence off of for many generations. 

Biden has repeatedly said that the Second Amendment is “not absolute,” but apparently every other part of the Constitution is not absolute to some of our leaders either.

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