As IJR previously reported, Ocasio-Cortez faced an onslaught of backlash after she claimed that Republicans pushed the 22nd Amendment — which set a two-term limit on the White House — to force former President Franklin D. Roosevelt out, even though it passed years after his in-office death.
Watch Ocasio-Cortez’s 22nd Amendment comments:
According to AOC, Congress amended the Constitution to prevent FDR from being re-elected:
"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
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 31, 2019
“They had to amend the Constitution of the United States to make sure Roosevelt did not get reelected,” claimed Ocasio-Cortez.
Because of her historical flub, many people jumped on Twitter to correct her and mock the statement, including Cheney.
Cheney jabbed Democrats for opposing stricter voter identification laws, making the old joke that dead people always vote Democrat.
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) March 31, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez didn’t take the insult sitting down. She quickly got back on Twitter and found an article that defended her 22nd Amendment hot-take. The Democratic congresswoman bashed her Republican colleague, claiming that she gets her news from online memes.
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
Ocasio-Cortez linked out to an article from Newsweek that attempted to defend her 22nd Amendment history. Newsweek argued that the planning for the amendment started before Roosevelt left office. Still, that article and Ocasio-Cortez were blasted for being incorrect on Twitter.
When the world calls you out for being too dumb to know FDR died before the 22nd Amendment
Double down and find other fools to cite https://t.co/4aOE5HLrlT
— Jim Hanson (@Uncle_Jimbo) April 1, 2019
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) April 1, 2019
We all knew this was coming, and really, this was why Newsweek wrote the piece to begin with https://t.co/oQiZuT7fig
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) April 1, 2019
While there were many people who jumped in to defend Cheney, it probably wasn’t necessary because she had her own blistering response to fire back at the freshman congresswoman, using a clip from the “School House Rock.”
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
Several of Cheney’s supporters found her tweet to be a hilarious jab at for Ocasio-Cortez as she is often being taught lessons on Twitter, as IJR has reported.
This is not the first time that Cheney has criticized Ocasio-Cortez online. During the State of the Union address, Cheney slammed Ocasio-Cortez and her colleagues for refusing to stand during many moments of the speech.
Things my Democrat women colleagues wouldn’t clap for at #StateOfTheUnion2019 tonight: America, freedom, free enterprise, law enforcement heroes, record low unemployment for women & minorities, the right of babies to live. Things they did clap for: themselves.
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) February 6, 2019
Clearly, these two congresswomen won’t be seeing eye-to-eye anytime soon.