After facing backlash for misquoting the Constitution, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is responding back to the criticism.
During a town hall with MSNBC Chris Hayes, she said “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,” she said.
Repulican minority leader Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) claimed that the issue was really about Ocasio-Cortez allowing dead people to vote.
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) March 31, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez fired back on her one Twitter telling Cheney to check her facts.
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