Prince Harry calls First Amendment ‘bonkers,’ faces backlash from Cruz, Crenshaw, others

The Duke of Sussex made the remarks on a recent installment of Dax Shepard and Monica Padman’s’Armchair Expert’ podcast.

Prince Harry is facing a wave of backlash after phoning the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution “bonkers” during a podcast appearance last week.

The Duke of Sussex created the comments on an episode of Dax Shepard and Monica Padman’s”Armchair Expert” podcast.

While conversing about life in Los Angeles — at which Harry and wife Meghan Markle have settled because departing the United Kingdom — that the prince discussed what he called the press”freezing frenzy” leading to his stay at film producer and actor Tyler Perry’s Beverly Hills mansion. He specifically took issue with all the paparazzi.

“I really don’t want to start sort of moving down the First Amendment course because that is a huge subject and one where I do not understand because I’ve just been here a short period of time,” Harry said. “However, it is possible to get a loophole whatsoever. And also you can capitalize or exploit what is not said as opposed to uphold what is said.”

“I have so much I want to say about the First Amendment as I kind of know it, but it is bonkers,” he continued.

Harry’s opinions sparked a wave of criticism on the internet.

“Nice that he can say that,” responded Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

“Well I just doubled the size of my Independence Day party.” Wrote Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas on Twitter.

Former Brexit leader Nigel Farage tweeted:”For Prince Harry to condemn the USA’s First Amendment reveals he’s lost the plot. Soon he won’t be wanted on either side of the pond.”

“He’s such a tiresome flog. Shut up, Harry,” composed Rita Panahi, an Australian newspaper columnist.

“Sunday Riddle: How many more Hollywood-style interviews will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle give until they eventually achieve the solitude they claim to be this desperate for?”

“I wonder if he also thinks the Fourth Amendment is’bollocks’ and the 14th Amendment is’pish-posh,'” additional conservative author, filmmaker, and podcast bunch, Dinesh D’Souza.

“Imagine being completely mystified by the notion that people have a right to speak their thoughts without fear of being arrested,” a different user tweeted.

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