Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a lot of things; waitress-turned-United States House Representative, the unofficial queen of Twitter and a progressive thinker that trolls Republicans in the best ways possible on the daily.
Even Don Trump Jr. spent a noteworthy amount of time bashing her at a Trump Rally in Grand Rapids, MI just three nights ago. This solidifies the fact that Ocasio-Cortez is winning!
In her latest Twitter triumph (she’s had many, just scroll through her Twitter feed to see the unending examples), she has struck down Republican minority leader Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) in regards to her tweet, which attempts to claim that “Democrats let dead people vote” and “according to @AOC, they can run for President, too.”
Check out the exchange:
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) March 31, 2019
Hey Rep. Cheney,
I see from your dead people comment that you get your news from Facebook memes, but the National Constitution Center + Newsweek are just two of many places where you can clarify your misunderstanding of the history of the 22nd Amendment: https://t.co/Je6mHFJ687 https://t.co/np1XtgLpm1
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 1, 2019
The Twitter spat comes after Ocasio-Cortez said during a recent town hall with MSNBC‘s Chris Hayes:
‘When our party was boldest, the time of the New Deal, the Great Society, the Civil Rights Act and so on, we had, and carried, supermajorities in the House, in the Senate. We carried the presidency.
‘They had to amend the Constitution of the United States to make sure Roosevelt did not get reelected. There were so many extraordinary things that were happening at that time that were uniting working people.’
The “Two-Term Limit on Presidency,” from the National Constitution Center is defined as follows:
‘No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of President more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this Article was proposed by Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.’
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Ouch. Cheney got owned. In other news and in regards to facts, it seems as though she had retweeted a person who (incorrectly) states that “Reminder, FDR died in office in 1945; the 22nd Amendment came in 1947.” This is not true.
Per the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum’s website:
‘How many times was FDR elected President of the United States ?
Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected President of the United States four times: 1932, 1936, 1940, and 1944. Prior to the third-term election of 1940, it was a presidential tradition set by George Washington that presidents only held the office for two terms. As a result of FDR’s unprecedented four terms, the Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified in 1951, limiting all future presidents to two elected terms.’
It’s really helpful when our representatives are well-informed, don’t ya think?
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a real breath of fresh air!
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