This one has to hurt.
According to The Daily Wire, Rep. Lafferty enraged CNN host Don Lemon after he contradicted all of Lemon’s statements.
Lemon told his audience, incorrectly, that the Constitution “explicitly counted [slaves] as three-fifths of a free person, or three-fifths of a man, so that the slave states would be able to accrue more political power without having to count a slave as a full person.”
“The Three-Fifths Compromise was a direct effort to ensure that Southern states never got the population necessary to continue the practice of slavery everywhere else in the country,” Rep. Lafferty said. “By limiting the number of population in the count, they specifically limited the number of representatives that would be available in the slave-holding states, and they did it for the purpose of ending slavery.”
“That is what we’re dealing with right now,” Lemon said in his familiar mix of outrage and exasperation. “So, let’s get the facts now.” You can read the full article here.