Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims Republicans amended the Constitution to prevent ...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mistakenly claims Republicans amended the Constitution to prevent FDR being re-elected for a fifth time - however the 32nd President DIED two years before the term limits law was written Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed Constitution of the United States was altered to make sure Roosevelt did not get re-elected FDR was elected president four times and died in April 1945, less than three months into his fourth term  But the Constitution was not amended to prevent FDR from winning re-election  The 22nd Amendment which sets a two-term limit for presidents was only approved by Congress in 1947  two years after FDR's death

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Published: 06:06 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 06:06 BST, 1 April 2019

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has incorrectly asserted that Republicans in Congress amended the Constitution to kick President Franklin Delano Roosevelt out of office.

'They had to amend the Constitution of the United States to make sure Roosevelt did not get reelected,' Ocasio-Cortez said Friday during a night hall event with MSNBC with Chris Hayes.

Ocasio-Cortez was referring to the 22nd Amendment of the Constitution which passed in 1947.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) incorrectly claimed Constitution of the United States was altered to make sure Roosevelt did not get re-elected

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) incorrectly claimed Constitution of the United States was altered to make sure Roosevelt did not get re-elected

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) was the 32nd President Of The United States. He is pictured here with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. He was re-elected four times

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) was the 32nd President Of The United States. He is pictured here with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. He was re-elected four times

It wasn't long before social media was making fun of Ocasio-Cortez' perceived lack of history

It wasn't long before social media was making fun of Ocasio-Cortez' perceived lack of history

Twitter users were quick to point out that the Constitution was not amended to prevent FDR from winning re-election because it happened two years after his death

Twitter users were quick to point out that the Constitution was not amended to prevent FDR from winning re-election because it happened two years after his death

The text of the amendment states, 'No person shall be

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