Ocasio-Cortez has threatened to run for President because she says it will force Republicans to pass the Equal Rights Amendment! Yes, you heard that right! She claims the Constitution says only men ‘cannot run until they are 35 years old’!
So she believes that if a woman is under 35, the Constitution does not cover that. She believes that it would take passing the decades old, and defunct, ERA in order to keep a woman running for president that was under 35.
Except, the Constitution was not written the way she claimed!
Check it out as she misquotes the Constitution while threatening to run for president:
Ocasio-Cortez was doing a Politico photo shoot at Harvard University when she and a photographer discussed her potential presidential run.
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“You can’t even run for president for another six years,” the photographer told Ocasio-Cortez, who is just 29 years old. The Constitution requires the U.S. president be at least 35 years old.
“No, not for a long time. Thank God,” she replied.
“Although we’ve been joking that because the Equal Rights Amendment hasn’t been passed yet, the Constitution technically says he cannot run unless he’s 35. … So what we’ll do is we’ll force the Republican Party to pass the Equal Rights Amendment by threatening to run for president.”
“That is awesome. All the people who say a literal interpretation of the Constitution is the only thing you should be paying attention to,” the photographer responded.
“Exactly, all those Constitutionalists, I will keep vigilance,” Ocasio-Cortez snarked.
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The Constitution does not say “he” cannot run. The Constitution says “any person.”
The relevant clause of the Constitution, Article II Section I, reads as follows:
No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States.
Ocasio-Cortez has made numerous misstatements of facts since she began her trek to Washington DC.
Last November, she mixed up the three branches of government, asserting that, “If we work our butts off to make sure that we take back all three chambers of Congress, uh, rather, all three chambers of government — the presidency, the Senate and the House — in 2020.”
She also claimed that the Pentagon lost $21 trillion.
The entire Pentagon budget from 1789-2018 has totaled $18 trillion.
Wow. You claim $21 Trillion in Pentagon Waste? The entire Pentagon budget from 1789-2018 has totaled $18 trillion,
Come on, This is embarrassing. https://t.co/ezdhqWQFyc
— Brian Riedl (@Brian_Riedl) December 2, 2018
I can never thank enough the Democratic voters of New York’s 14th congressional district for giving us Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, I think she is the gift that keeps on giving.
She has created a civil war among the Democrat party. The power Democrats are afraid of what damage she can do. There has even been discussion by Democrats about possibly gerrymandering her out of her district.
Never forget Ocasio-Cortez declaring that “the world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change.” (Note they did the EXACT same thing in the 80’s!!!)
Nancy Pelosi has consistently let out ‘little jabs’ here and there, trying to beat back her influence.
In a recent CBS 60 Minutes interview, Pelosi dismissed the idea that the party’s agenda has been taken over by far-left Democrats like Ocasio-Cortez, who has become the de-facto face of the party.
“That’s like five people,” Pelosi said, adding, “I do reject socialism as an economic system. If people have that view, that’s their view. That is not the view of the Democratic Party.”
Pelosi also discredited the Green New Deal, a major agenda for Ocasio-Cortez, the day it was announced in February, by referring to it as the “green dream or whatever they call it.”
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During a talk at the London School of Economics on Monday, Pelosi called Ocasio-Cortez “wonderful,” but went on to seemingly belittle her Democratic primary victory.
“When we won this election, it wasn’t in districts like mine or Alexandria’s…This glass of water would win with a D next to its name in those districts,” she said as she picked up water from a table in front of her.
I imagine, that as we head towards 2020, Ocasio-Cortez will continue to be a gift to Republicans.
There is something she does not know, and we are not telling her. She is very far left, socialist even, from the mainstream Democrat voter. You have to have a whole lot more than that to accomplish your failed ideology. But by pushing it, heavily, it makes the whole party look unattractive to most independents, and a lot of Democrats. Especially the Blue Dog/Reagan Democrats.
So keep it up Ocasio!
Please, please throw us in that there brier patch!
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