Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., desperately needs to brush up on some history after incorrectly stating that Republicans in Congress amended the Constitution to prevent President Franklin Delano Roosevelt from being reelected.
“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.
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.”
However, FDR died in 1945, which means he was dead for two years before presidential term limits were implemented.
This is not the first time Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has come under fire. For instance, in December of last year, she claimed “Medicare for All” could be funded by $21 trillion in accounting errors by the Pentagon.
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