The lame duck session of Congress is finally over.
This session of congress has been called “the most ambitious legislative agenda that’s ever been pursued in a lame-duck session since the 20th Amendment.”
Since the what amendment?
The 20th amendment. That is the amendment to the Constitution that was supposed to kill lame duck congresses forever. Now we have Zombie Duck Congresses.
Lame duck sessions of Congress have always seemed wrong to Americans. We just voted the bums out, why should they get to decide anything? They shouldn’t.
So the Congress passed and the states ratified the 20th amendment. The headline in the 1933 Washington Post declared “Present Lame Duck Session Will Be Last.”
Then came the Zombie Duck.
See, the framers of the 20th amendment …