Duh! AOC Didn't Know Presidential Term Limits Were Passed After FDR's Death

Nick Kangadis | April 1, 2019
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Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can’t be serious, right? How can someone be wrong so often about things that come out of their word hole so frequently that articles are written daily about her inaccuracies?

Ocasio-Cortez spoke at a taping for a MSNBC hour-long special on the Green New Deal, Ocasio-Cortez’s career-defining proposal that Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) had fun with earlier last week.

While the Green New Deal, which has more to do with socialist government control of the American people than it does with climate change, was the focus of evening, Ocasio-Cortez couldn’t avoid her daily foot-in-mouth moment when she made an erroneous comment about former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt — an icon for “progressives.”

“They [Republicans] had to amend the Constitution of the United States to make sure Roosevelt did not get reelected,” Ocasio-Cortez told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes.


Here's video of Ocasio-Cortez doing what she does best:

Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945, just a few months into his unprecedented fourth term as president.

As for the 22nd Amendment:

In March 1947, a Republican-controlled Congress approved a 22nd Amendment, with an exception that would exclude a president in office from term limits during the ratification process. It took until February 1951 to get enough states to ratify the amendment, and President Harry Truman decided to opt against running for a third term. Since then, some members of Congress have introduced efforts to repeal the 22nd Amendment, but they haven’t made it out of committee.

So if Roosevelt died in 1945, but the 22nd Amendment was passed in 1947 — two years after Roosevelt’s death and ratified in 1951 — six years after Roosevelt’s death — how did Republicans keep Roosevelt out of office?

There’s really no other way to respond to something so clearly wrong:


H/T: Washington Examiner