Newly elected congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has bragged about her socialist ideas for the United States and has said she might run for president, has been publicly corrected for her misunderstanding of American government.
“The 3 branches of government: executive, legislative, judicial,” tweeted Ryan Saavedra in response to Ocasio-Cortez referring to three “chambers” of Congress in a video.
Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “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.”
The 3 branches of government: executive, legislative, judicial. pic.twitter.com/8rPSpzottE
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 19, 2018
“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…” she explained.
Molly Prince at the Daily Caller News Foundation reported the “progressive darling” and self-proclaimed Democratic socialist “seemed to be confusing the two chambers of Congress, the House of Representatives and the Senate, with the three branches of American government, the Executive, Legislative and Judicial.”
The report points out she graduated cum laude from Boston University in 2011.
Radio host Rush Limbaugh on Monday called Ocasio-Cortez the “It Girl” of the Democratic Party “who doesn’t even know what the three branches of government are.”
“This is American public education at work,” Limbaugh said. “She’s a former bartender. You gotta wonder if she knows the difference between Scotch, bourbon and whiskey. You know, the three chambers of liquor.”
On Twitter, she responded angrily to criticism of her statement.
“Maybe instead of Republicans drooling over every minute of footage of me in slow-mo, waiting to chop up word slips that I correct in real-tomd (sic), they actually step up enough to make the argument they want to make. That they don’t believe people deserve a right to healthcare.”
Shortly after she was elected to Congress, Ocasio-Cortez participated in a sit-in in the office of Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
Townhall reported Ocasio-Cortez “met with members from the Sunrise Movement, a nationwide coalition of young liberals concerned with climate change, in an effort to send a message to Rep. Pelosi that this was the true base of the Democratic Party.”
“If the Democratic leaders wanted unity, they would have to listen and work with these young progressives.”
Ocasio-Cortez called the constitutional provision that allows states with small populations to play a role in elections “a shadow of slavery’s power on America today that undermines our nation as a democratic republic.”