Representative Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., proposed taking five days to read and analyze a bill before voting on it, but this is displeasing to some on the left side of the aisle.
A social media posting of her proposal garnered many sneering comments from people who say it’s her “job” to read bills and vote quickly, but as many others pointed out, it’s not always quite that simple.
“Lauren Boebert wants the House to pass a Rule to give her 5 days to read a Bill before voting on it,” tweeted Democrat Ron Filipkowski.
Lauren Boebert wants the House to pass a Rule to give her 5 days to read a Bill before voting on it. pic.twitter.com/NGaNEkEbRi
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) July 28, 2022
Here is how some on the left responded to this suggestion:
Lmao! Not all Americans need 5 days, hell, I read an entire book today. 668 pages, took me two and a half hours. You should only get accommodations if your disabled. What’s yours? I mean if you’d as it it but as a member of the house that should be available to you? Good grief
— Borneastside (@brysgrl25) July 28, 2022
How about passing a law that high school dropouts aren’t eligible to run for Congress? I would go farther and say a bachelor’s degree should a minimum requirement, along with a civics test and a security clearance.
— Amethyst🏴☠️🇺🇸♌🍀🏳️🌈 (@OutlawWitch) July 28, 2022
She’s also asking for people to stop using “big words.”
— Linda Childers (@lindarchilders) July 28, 2022
Why does she need 5 days?
— 🔥 DeborahTheGreat🔥 Unaffiliated Voter (@Deborah_Cadabra) July 28, 2022
I have a better idea. We should elect representatives who can keep up with their legislating work instead of getting distracted with media, fundraising and Twitter trolling.
— Radical Liberal 🇺🇸 🌻 (@pavancharvaka) July 28, 2022
This is what happens when you get tossed from every committee you’re on. If she were on a committee she’d be able to read, discuss, and approve a bill. But she’d know that if she had ever studied government, politics, or even US civics in school. There’s even a cartoon about it.
— mobeus (@mobeusmak) July 28, 2022
However, many others on both sides of the aisle were in agreement that this may not be such a bad thing:
It should be a felony for Congressmen to vote on a bill they have not read. I want them, under oath, acknowledging they have read the bill before voting.
— Ian Crossland (@IanCrossland) July 29, 2022
Honestly that’s a great idea. It should be easy for all Americans to read and understand before elected officials vote. I’d keep all bills under 100 pages and single issue
— Dr. E. GarbleGarble (@MrsG8086) July 29, 2022
I hope she can push this through.
1) It allows people to look at these bills and 2) It allows passion to cool and logic to sink in. Also 3) It allows people to find problems in these bills and fix them.
— Mansquatch™ (@RayStone81) July 29, 2022
Why would anyone not support this?
— Louis vil LeGun ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ (@LouisvilleGun) July 28, 2022
Pelosi: “We need to pass the bill before we can find out what’s inside it.”
Boebert: “How about we read it first?”
Democrats: “Noooooo! Do not find out what’s inside it! Just pass it!”
— Aldous Huxley’s Ghost™ (@AF632) July 29, 2022
Yeah, that’s crazy!! Who needs to read bills that cost taxpayers billions of dollars???
The next tweet you send where you aren’t clowning yourself will be your first, Ron. pic.twitter.com/J92dcs6Qpp
— Ultra Calvin Will Not Comply 🇺🇸🇺🇸🐶🏒 🎶🚜 (@shoveitjack) July 29, 2022
Legislators often get bills thousands of pages long just hours before they’re expected to vote on them. Criticize her for other stuff, fine, but what an incredible self-own to mock someone for wanting to read a document before making a decision on it.
— #WarIsARacket☦⏳🍀🇵🇸🐭 (@For2000years) July 29, 2022
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