Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Suchat Pederson, The News Journal

Ocasio-Cortez, Liz Cheney spar in constitutional debate on Twitter

April 02, 2019 - 7:56 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A couple of members of the House of Representatives have been having a debate on Twitter.

The two congresspersons are Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Republic Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney.

At issue was Ocasio-Cortez’s claim that the 22nd amendment was ratified in 1947 to keep Franklin Delano Roosevelt from running again.

Roosevelt had already been dead for two years, leading Cheney to Tweet, “We knew the democrats let dead people vote - according to AOC they can run for president too.”

Ocasio-Cortez responded, “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.”

Newsweek, which is still around online, notes that the process for the 22nd amendment started in 1944, when Roosevelt was still alive and running for a fourth term.

Cheney tweeted back a schoolhouse rock clip.

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