Sen John Cornyn claims during confirmation hearing for Ketanji Brown Jackson that SCOTUS overturned Dred Scott (nope, 13th amendment, dude)  

Sen Joe Manchin Says Senate Has Always Had the Filibuster (sorry, NOT in the Constitution)

Writer David Barton claims 2nd Amendment allows everyone to own a nuclear weapon. Said Barton, Private nukes are fine "if you’ve been trained with responsibility and morality and the concept of when and where you use them—the Founding Fathers were trained extensively in the concept of defensive warfare.”

Marvel gets hammered for introducing a grossly offensive version of Pocahontas. Marvel apologized and said it would rename her and make her less hyper-sexualized because, of course, that will fix everything.

Jan 6th Insurrectionist Claims Capitol Rioters Treated “Worse” Than Black Americans Under Jim Crow

MA preschool teacher has kids make, wear blackface masks for Black History Month 

MA Catholic School Serves Fried Chicken to “Honor” Black History Month. Per announcement, "In honor of Black History Month…today's lunch is fried chicken"

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Sen John Kennedy says US "caught the disease of slavery, but we beat it back." Kinda makes it sound like slavery lasted a weekend, rather than 246 years.

Michael Flynn says “Creator” mentioned 4 times in the Constitution. Actually, it's zero, but whatever. Said Flynn: "you study the history of this country, you study how it was founded. That’s why the word ‘Creator’ is in the Constitution four times."

Sen Joe Manchin Says Senate Has Always Had the Filibuster (sorry, NOT in the Constitution)

Listed in chronological order. Scroll to the end to find the most recent history fails. The nomination season runs from December to December, so the first few nominations for 2022 occurred in December 2021.

Rep Burgess Owens compares anti-vaxers to Rosa Parks, saying opposition to vax mandates is “America’s New Civil Rights Movement”

NH state rep says 3/5ths clause in the Constitution was to curb the spread of slavery (that's 5/5ths wrong) 

Kansas lawmaker greets state’s first Native American woman to preside over legislature with “joke” equating her gavel with a tomahawk. “Thank you, madam chair,” said GOP Rep. John Wheeler. “I was just checking to see if that was a tomahawk.”

Ted Cruz favorably cites a slaveholder in confirmation hearing for Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Sen Tom Cotton says the Covid-related reduction in incarceration was “the worst jailbreak in American history”

OH lawmaker says schools should teach the Holocaust “from the perspective of a German soldier.” An advocate of legislation restricting how race is taught in schools, she said “divisive concepts” should be taught from multiple points of view.

Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene says Pelosi leads ‘Gazpacho police.’ That’s a SOUPER fail!!

Legal scholar Jonathan Turley condemns Canadian government response to trucker protest, saying: “by this rationale, they could have cracked down on the civil rights movement. They could have arrested Martin Luther King.” Umm, could have?

Indiana state rep says  teachers “need to be impartial” during lessons about Nazism and fascism

MA high school asks history class students to list the “positive effects of imperialism”

White Chicago history teacher suspended for hanging Black doll in front of classroom. Teacher claimed he found the doll in his room and wanted to display it to see if someone would claim it. Shuuuuure....

Disney Expresses ‘Regret’ Over H.S. Drill Team’s Offensive Depiction of Native Americans In Magic Kingdom Parade. The drill team from Port Neches-Groves High School in Texas - called the “Indianettes” – performed a mock Native American “dance” while chanting, “Scalp ‘em, Indians, scalp ‘em.”

Rep Madison Cawthorn mocked for claiming “Our Founding Fathers wouldn't recognize the America we live in today. They would be horrified, and rightfully so.”

Fox News Contributor Likens Christmas Tree Fire to Pearl Harbor. Said Rev. Jacques DeGraff: “I’m here because these colors don’t run! Eighty years ago this week, they tried to extinguish the darkness in a place called Pearl Harbor. We didn’t fold then, and we won’t fold now because we have come this far by faith!”

Sen Marsha Blackburn mistook the Constitution for the Declaration of Independence. "The Constitution,” said Blackburn, “grants us rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — not abortions."

Rep. Lauren Boebert, seemingly unaware of Amendments, claims “the Constitution Is Not Evolving.”