Pete Hegseth was mocked on social media after suggesting people at dinners sit down to discuss the 10e amendment.
The Fox and friends The host said in his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Saturday that teachers, construction workers and waitresses “don’t talk about esoteric things” but rather sit down to talk about the constitution.
“I sit with a teacher, a construction worker, a small business owner, a cook in a restaurant or a waitress at the restaurant where we are and they don’t talk about esoteric things that the Ivy League is talking about or MSNBC is talking about. “, he said.
“They talk about the Bible, faith, prayer and their families, hard work, police support, the national anthem, 1st Amendment, 2nd Amendment, 10th Amendment.”
His comments immediately made pundits and other social media users wonder which restaurant Mr. Hegseth had visited where all of the customers were sitting to discuss the 10.e amendment.
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“$ 10 means if you poll every person sitting in a given bar, 90% of them can’t tell you what the 10th Amendment says without Googling it,” Jill Filipovic wrote.
MSNBC host Chris Hayes said, “Fwiw, we ran our show last night with the fact that the minimum wage is too low and too hard to make ends meet for too many Americans. But maybe it’s more esoteric than the 10th Amendment, I don’t know.
Pete Hegseth says that when he sits down with real Americans in restaurants across this country, “they’re not talking about esoteric things the Ivy League is talking about.” They talk about things like the Bible, representing the national anthem … and the 10th Amendment. pic.twitter.com/YELviZB1nH
– Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) February 27, 2021
Many Twitter users commented on Mr Hegseth’s speech, joking that diners are packed with people discussing the 10e amendment, which, for those not currently sitting in a restaurant, says that any power unconstitutionally given to the federal government rests with the states and the people.
I was just telling the lady who brought me my pancakes. “Dude … what about that 10th Amendment?” She was like ‘well! Federalism is so important to me and the future of my children!
I also lie like Pete.
– Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) February 27, 2021
Hegseth spoke at CPAC in Orlando a day ahead of the much-anticipated speech due to be delivered by former President Donld Trump, whose readings published in advance in the media suggest he will be hinting heavily at a 2024 offer for the White House.