Vox’s Yglesias: ‘Ridiculous’ it’s unconstitutional for Ocasio-Cortez to run for president

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Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias said Wednesday that it’s “ridiculous” that it is unconstitutional for incoming Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) to run for president.

“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the biggest star in the Democratic Party, and she has been ever since she unseated Rep. Joe Crowley in a surprise primary upset in May,” Yglesias wrote in a column published Wednesday on Vox.

“That her win didn’t, in the final analysis, launch a wave of leftist primary victories only goes to show what a phenomenon she personally is,” he added.

Under the Constitution, presidential candidates must be at least 35 years old.

“While the law prevents anyone under the age of 35 from becoming president, we currently have a septuagenarian in the White House whose frequent nonsensical diatribes and notoriously scattered Twitter outbursts repeatedly raise the prospect of mental decline,” Yglesias wrote. “Meanwhile, the top two Democrats in national polling — Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden — are 77 and 76, respectively.”

Yglesias argued that Ocasio-Cortez, 29, “isn’t that young.”- READ MORE

 

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