The 29-year-old Democratic Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that if Republicans do not pass the Equal Rights Amendment she would run for president to teach them a lesson, Politico reported.
Is this who Senator Mazie Hirono was referring to when she said: “We Democrats know so much?”
She’s the gaffe machine that just keeps on giving… 365 days a year. She is a good case study of our public education system.
Ocasio-Cortez’s latest gaffe comes courtesy of @politico, who overheard her telling a photographer that the Constitutional age limit for presidents only applies to men.
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) December 8, 2018
Democratic Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez misquoted the U.S. Constitution while threatening to run for president on Thursday.
According to a recap in Politico’s Playbook, Ocasio-Cortez was doing a Politico photoshoot at Harvard University when she and a photographer joked about a potential presidential run.
“You can’t even run for president for another six years,” the photographer said, pointing out that Ocasio-Cortez just turned 29 years old.
Ocasio-Cortez then claimed that the Constitution only places a presidential age limit on men and threatened to run for president if Republicans don’t pass the Equal Rights Amendment.
“No, not for a long time. Thank God,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “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.” More
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.
Cortez mustn’t have been wearing her super power “smartness glasses” when she said that. 😂🤣😂
— JoAnne Menard (@Jamen131) December 8, 2018
If she only…,. pic.twitter.com/YO7kFgtMwT
— Gil Slater (@Sparetireman) December 8, 2018
This isn’t a gaffe. Her statements are deliberate in an attempt to inject progressive ideology into the mainstream and make it even more legitimate. This is a coupe.
— NIMBY Slayer Elon (@RickSmi51253178) December 8, 2018
— packergirl (@p9cker_girl) December 8, 2018
This elected Democrat is in desperate need of a civics course. If she is the future of the Democratic party, Republican chances are looking very good!
— Jim Hanford (@RetiringOne) December 8, 2018