Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., already has declared that the government has “three chambers of Congress,” the House, the Senate and the presidency.
Now, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has claimed on Twitter that the government has “two co-equal branches of government, the president of the United States and Congress.”
“The Notorious RBG (Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg) is gonna be ticked off that she’s been forgotten again,” said a post on the Twitter news-aggregating site Twitchy.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) doesn’t know how many branches of government exist: “There are two co-equal branches of government, the president of the United States and the Congress”
There are 3 equal branches of government: executive, legislative, judicial pic.twitter.com/ARHJsmII2B
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 24, 2019
Reporter Ryan Saavedra posted a correction to Warren: “There are 3 equal branches of government: executive, legislative, judicial.”
The Firearms Policy Coalition joined his conversation, pointing out, “To be fair, @SenWarren does not know much about anything.”
Twitchy said: “To be honest, we’re looking for a way that this would make sense in context, and that we’re not just seeing the part of the clip where Sen. Elizabeth Warren says there are two co-equal branches of government. Why? Because we want to be fair. But after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez failed the same quiz with her chambers of government, maybe the setup of the U.S. government isn’t that widely known.”
Many snarky comments followed, including, “She left out the Spirit Council.” Another Twitter user, “Gary,” said: “In fairness to Senator Warren, perhaps, Democrats view their activist judiciary confirmations as an extension of the legislative branch.”
In a Zoom video in November, Ocasio-Cortez said Democrats need to take over the “three chambers of Congress.”
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 said.
Grabien.com posted a video of her at a Martin Luther King Jr. event in New York this week, where she was interviewed by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
She said, in part, “And I think the part of it that is generational is that millennials and people, in Gen Z, and all these folks that come after us are looking up and we’re like, the world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change.”
She continued: “You’re biggest issue, your biggest issue is how are we going to pay for it? — and like this is the war, this is our World War II. And I think for younger people looking at this are more like, how are we saying let’s take it easy when 3,000 Americans died last year, how are we saying let’s take it easy when the end person died from our cruel and unjust criminal justice system?
“How are we saying take it easy, the America that we’re living in today is so dystopian with people sleeping in their cars so they can work a second job without healthcare and we’re told to settle down. It’s a fundamental separation between that fierce urgency of now, the why we can’t wait that King spoke of. That at some point this chronic realities do reach a breaking point and I think for our generation it reached that, I wished I didn’t have to be doing every post, but sometimes I just feel like people aren’t being held accountable. Until, we all start pitching in and holding people accountable, I’m just gonna let them have it.”
The Daily Mail of London reported she also said it is “immoral” for billionaires to exist in the same country where people struggle to make ends meet.
A video of her statement was posted:
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 22, 2019
The congressional newcomer previously compared her election victory to a moon landing, proposed a “Green New Deal,” vowed to “run train” in Congress, was fined by the feds for campaign violations, was accused by Whoopi Goldberg of “pooping on people,” accused President Trump of being “racist” and announced she needed a break to take care of herself.
Warren has stirred controversy for claiming she has Native American blood. Her own release of a DNA test shows she’s likely 1/1,024th Native American, no more than most people in the United States.