AOC Falsely Claims Republicans 'Amended Constitution' to Remove FDR From Office
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shows she needs to brush up on political history
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is building up a vast archive of unsubstantiated and unequivocally false claims backed up by a severe lack of education in political history.
The progressive congresswoman upped her game yesterday incorrectly asserting that Republicans in Congress amended the Constitution to remove President Franklin Delano Roosevelt from office.
Speaking with MSNBC, Ocasio-Cortez said:
"They had to amend the Constitution of the United States to make sure Roosevelt did not get reelected."
Ocasio-Cortez was referring to the 22nd Amendment of the Constitution, which passed in 1947.
According to the text of the amendment:
“No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice.”
But FDR died in 1945, meaning that when the presidential term limits were implemented, he was already dead for two years.
In February, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reacted to claims she was "dumb" and "didn't understand" the New York-Amazon deal she was widely blamed for sabotaging.
According to AOC, Congress amended the Constitution to prevent FDR from being re-elected:— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 31, 2019
"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
A recent poll suggested AOC has a hugely "unfavorable" rating amongst Americans.
Last month we reported that the socialist Democrat was as unpopular as Sen. Ted Cruz when he tried to defund Obamacare in 2013 which resulted in a government shutdown.
According to the Gallup poll released on Friday, Ocasio-Cortez's "unfavorable" rating more than doubled her rise in "favorable ratings."
"Half of U.S. adults were unfamiliar with or had no opinion of her in September after her seismic primary win over the summer, but that figure has shrunk to 29% today," Gallup reported.
Last month, the congresswoman saw a humiliating defeat of her "Green New Deal" on the Senate floor after it didn't receive a single "yes" vote.
Senators from both sides of the aisle rejected Ocasio-Cortez's manifesto for socialism in the United States that's thinly veiled as a proposal to tackle "Climate Change."
The Democratic, progressive star defended her Green New Deal being smashed by arguing that she encouraged senators to vote "present" instead of in the affirmative to "protest" the process.