Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez apparently does not know the three “chambers,” er, branches of government are not the Presidency, Senate & House — Hint: it’s legislative (Congress), executive (POTUS), and judicial (the courts).
She also does not seem to understand the difference between “word-slips” and plain ignorance.
For someone who has thrust herself on the national stage, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez sure has thin skin.
The proud democratic socialist and newly elected congresswoman from New York has a knack for making confusing statements, or “word slips,” as she calls them, and is real quick to play the victim if anyone calls attention to them.
Her latest flub occurred on Saturday when Ocasio-Cortez called for taking back “all three chambers of Congress,” before quickly correcting herself to say “all three chambers of government,” naming the presidency along with the House and Senate.
“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 in 2020,” she said on the call. “We can’t start working in 2020.”
The “word slip” was made while Ocasio-Cortez was on a Justice Democrats strategy call, where she encouraged attendees to primary incumbent Democrats who are not as hard left as they prefer.
And when social media took notice, Ocasio-Cortez was quick to respond….
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, they actually step up enough to make the argument they want to make:
that they don’t believe people deserve a right to healthcare. https://t.co/fMOijEa7tF
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 19, 2018
Anyone wanna go to DC to see the new three Chambers of Congress with me and @Ocasio2018
— Joe Biggs (@Rambobiggs) November 19, 2018
The concern with the videos is with the people watching them. You are becoming your own worst enemy. No one is listening to your message when they are laughing at you. You are trying to do a job, but you don’t have the skills yet. Find a mentor. Stop the damage.
— Dax Smith (@DaxSmith5) November 19, 2018