House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney and Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got into an exchange Monday after Cheney mocked the freshman congresswoman for flubbing the history of the U.S. Constitution.
Ocasio-Cortez claimed during an MSNBC town hall Friday that the Democratic party was at its strongest when former President Franklin D. Roosevelt was in office and consequently, that the 22nd Amendment was ratified to keep FDR from running for another term.
“They had to amend the Constitution of the United States to make sure Roosevelt did not get reelected,” Ocasio-Cortez said at the time. “There were so many extraordinary things that were happening at that time that were uniting working people.”
The 22nd Amendment, however, was passed in 1947, two years after Roosevelt died — an error that Cheney pointed out.
“We knew the Democrats let dead people vote,” Cheney tweeted. “According to [Ocasio-Cortez], they can run for President, too.”
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) March 31, 2019
The New York congresswoman responded by pointing to a Newsweek article that defended her claim, noting that the legislative process on the 22nd Amendment began a year prior to Roosevelt’s death.
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