On Monday, House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney flattened freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a Twitter battle.
Ocasio-Cortez faced 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.
“They had to amend the Constitution of the United States to make sure Roosevelt did not get reelected,” claimed Ocasio-Cortez.
Jut a reminder, FDR died in office in 1945, the 22nd Amendment came in 1947.
Because of her historical flub, Twitter users jumped 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.
Ocasio-Cortez didn’t take too long to respond to the insult. She quickly got back on Twitter and posted an article that defended her 22nd Amendment hot-take. The Democratic congresswoman bashed her Republican colleague, claiming that Cheney gets her news from online memes.
“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 on Twitter.
Ocasio-Cortez posted a link to an article from Newsweek that attempted to defend her 22nd Amendment history. Newsweek wrote that the planning for the amendment started before Roosevelt left office. Still, that article and Ocasio-Cortez were slammed for being incorrect on social media.
While people immediately jumped in to defend Cheney, it probably wasn’t necessary because she had her own awesome response to fire back at Ocasio-Cortez, using a clip from the “School House Rock.”
This isn’t the first time that Liz Cheney has criticized Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter.
During Presideni Trump’s State of the Union address, Cheney slammed Ocasio-Cortez and her colleagues for refusing to stand during many moments of the speech.
It’s more than clear that, these two congresswomen won’t be seeing eye-to-eye anytime soon.