BEATDOWN: Liz Cheney Posts Hilarious Video to Bash Ocasio-Cortez Over Her Lack of Knowledge on Constitution
In an MSNBC town hall over the weekend, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old former bartender who’s been in office three months, mused about the U.S. Constitution.
At one point, she said Republicans had gone to nefarious lengths to keep Franklin D. Roosevelt from winning another term in office. “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,” she told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes. “They had to amend the Constitution of the United States to make sure (President Franklin D.) Roosevelt did not get reelected,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“Mmm,” said Hayes.
The Boston University’ alumnus — who graduated cum laude after majoring in international relations and economics — was apparently referring to the 22nd Amendment of the Constitution, which reads, “No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice.”
The only problem with AOC’s conspiracy theory is that the Amendment was passed in 1947 — but FDR died in 1945.
Rep. Liz Cheney, a Wyoming Republican and daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney, just couldn’t hold back.
“We knew the Democrats let dead people vote. According to @AOC, they can run for President, too,” Cheney wrote on Twitter.
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) March 31, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez engaged — not exactly the smart move.
“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,” she wrote in response on Twitter.
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
AOC linked an article from the liberal Never-Trumper Newsweek that said the Amendment was prompted by FDR and a desire to limit the number of terms a president could serve.
Then Cheney hit it out of the park.
“Hey AOC, I know you’re busy so I thought this short would be helpful to introduce you to the basics of the Constitution. If you’re still trying to figure out how a bill becomes a law, they have a great video on that, too,” she wrote in a post. And she added a link — a three-minute video by the School House Rock on the Constitution.
“Hey,” the song in the video starts, “do you know about the U.S.A.? Do you know about the government? Can you tell me about the Constitution?”
Hey @AOC, I know you’re busy so I thought this short video would be helpful to introduce you to the basics of the Constitution. If you’re still trying to figure out how a bill becomes a law, they have a great video on that, too. https://t.co/aTBmCpIUqY https://t.co/MIrvtJevBI
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) April 1, 2019
Absolutely brutal. So far, AOC has not fired back.