Republican Congressman is Giving Constitutions to Trick-or-Treaters, Has Worst House on the Block

In an act that would surely result in a quite a few disappointed children, a GOP congressman claimed on Wednesday that he's planning to pass out pocket Constitutions to trick-or-treaters on Halloween.

Representative Mark Sanford (Republican - South Carolina) might want to stock up on some back up KitKats, lest he risk the ire of angry, sugar-rushed kids.

"Happy Halloween," Sanford tweeted on Wednesday. "Accordingly, Pocket Constitutions are at the ready for today's trick-or-treaters."

Beneath the text was a photo of Constitutions in a wicker basket ready to be handed out to kids looking to gorge themselves on chocolate and not amendments.

That's not to say the Constitution is something children in the U.S. should ignore—it's a valuable document that defines so much of American life—but, Congressman, respectfully, read the room. It's Halloween, the time for kids to get spooky and shove sugar in their faces by the fistful.

There were a number of negative responses to the tweet, including a few that suggested Sanford is running the risk of getting his house egged.

He'll be spending a lot more time in his home soon, considering he'll no longer be a congressman after the November elections. Sanford lost a primary battle to fellow Republican Katie Arrington, who he has refused to endorse in her race against Democrat Joe Cunningham. The race might just be closer than one would expect in a district that, typically speaking, is a Republican lay-up.

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Representative Mark Sanford (Republican-South Carolina), on the left, and Matt Schlapp, Chairman of the American Conservative Union, participate in a panel discussion at The Newseum on May 3, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Showtime

"Part of leadership, at times, means knowing when it's best to keep quiet," Sanford told The Post and Courier this week. "To me, this is probably one of those times."

The GOP as a whole is in a fight to keep control of the House. The latest projections from data-centric website FiveThirtyEight gave Democrats an about 86 percent chance of taking back control of the House

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