Epic Fail: Rep. Swalwell Demonstrates Gross Constitutional Ignorance in Tweet Supporting the ERA

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2020 Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA-15) wants women to know he’s on their side.

He’s pledged to pick one for his vice presidential running mate should he win the nomination.


He’s committed to passing the mic to women to show he respects the diversity of their opinions (except when he doesn’t).

And he’s now on record in support of adding an Equal Rights Amendment to the Consitution.

Why? Because the word “woman” doesn’t appear in the Constitution, y’all.

Needless to say, the tweet was seriously ratioed:

Swalwell tweet ratio
Source: Twitter.

Several Twitter users were quick to point out that while Swalwell was technically right, his underlying point was, well, wrong:

And besides, the ERA wouldn’t add the word “woman” to the Constitution, either:

Section 1. Equality of Rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex.

Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.


But as long as we’re gonna go with “words that aren’t in the Constitution”, there are also these:

They have have a point!

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