AOC told the CNN moderator that the GOP passed presidential term limits to prevent FDR from running for president again. There seems to be no limits to either her arrogance or to her ignorance. For one thing, there was already something preventing him from running again, death.
FDR died in 1945 during his 4th term. Congress passed a constitutional amendment limiting the times a person can run for president to two. And if they fill more than two years of a previous president’s term, they can only get elected on their own once.
That was in 1947, two years after FDR’s death. Does she not have the 20 seconds it takes to do a Google search?
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
The 22nd Amendment reads as follows:
No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.
That amendment was passed by the Republican Congress in 1947 — two years after FDR died — and was ratified in 1951. While it was most likely a rebuke of FDR for his decision to ignore the two-term precedent set by George Washington, it could not have prevented him from running again.