Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is proving that intelligence did not get her elected. Her latest stupid statement: that Republicans in Congress amended the Constitution to oust President Franklin D. Roosevelt. “They had to amend the Constitution of the United States to make sure Roosevelt did not get reelected,” Ocasio-Cortez said to talking heads on MSNBC. Fact check: FDR died in office in 1945, while the 22nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution wasn’t passed for another two years. But it’s not surprising that AOC hasn’t read a history book in her entire life. If she had, she’d already know how dismally socialism has failed every time it’s been tried.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez D-N.Y., might want to brush up on some history after asserting, incorrectly, that Republicans in Congress amended the Constitution to kick President Franklin Delano Roosevelt out of office.
“They had to amend the Constitution of the United States to make sure Roosevelt did not get reelected,” Ocasio-Cortez said Friday during a night hall event with MSNBC with Chris Hayes.
According to AOC, Congress amended the Constitution to prevent FDR from being re-elected:
“They had to amend the Constitution of the United States to make sure Roosevelt dd not get reelected.”
(Reminder, FDR died in office in 1945; the 22nd Amendment came in 1947) pic.twitter.com/DImHj0caVy
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 31, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez was referring to the 22nd Amendment of the Constitution which passed in 1947.
The text of the amendment states, “No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice.” FDR died in 1945, meaning he was dead for a full two years before presidential term limits were implemented.