Today, Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) participated in a reading of the United States Constitution on the House floor. It was only the second time in history that the U.S. Constitution has been read aloud in the House of Representatives.
The Constitution was read as amended by members on a first come, first serve basis. Tipton was selected to read Article II, Section I, Clauses 5 and 7, which pertain to eligibility requirements and compensation of the President of the United States.
"Members of Congress take an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States from enemies both foreign and domestic. Reading the Constitution in the House of Representatives is an appropriate way to begin this Congress, and speaks to this body's commitment to upholding the laws of our nation. It guides all I do in Congress," Tipton said. "The timeless and sacred truths in our Constitution are the foundation on which the whole of our nation firmly stands, and I was proud to participate in its reading on the floor of the House today."