The Congress today had five minutes of worthwhile dialogue

Rep. Alan Grayson tries to explain the U.S. Constitution to House Republicans

By Glenn Greenwald

Published October 22, 2009 8:23PM (EDT)

Earlier today, GOP Congressman Paul Broun of Georgia introduced yet another amendment to deny all funding to ACORN.  Rep. Alan Grayson took the five minutes allotted to him to question Rep. Broun about this thing called "the Constitution" and, specifically, "bills of attainder," which happen to be prohibited by the "Constitution."  What ensued is both hilarious and very worthwhile.  Every member of Congress should be subjected to questioning like this on a daily basis:

For those interested, my interview with Grayson several weeks ago about ACORN and bills of attainder is here.

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