Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was elected to represent her district at the U.S. Capitol, yet doesn’t know the basic terms for how the government is structured.
Newly elected Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez was recently on a call with Justice Democrats and potential liberal candidates when she revealed how little she knows about the American political system.
“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,” said Ocasio-Cortez.
The politician seems to be confusing the term “chambers” for branches of government. Additionally, the government is made up of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
Ocasio-Cortez tweeted shortly after the video was released, claiming that critics were only focusing on her blunder to distract from the real issues.
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
Yet she seems to be doing the exact thing she is criticizing the GOP for by pointing to a different issue instead of the one she was initially called out for.
The organization that Ocasio-Cortez was on the conference call with, Justice Democrats, hopes to oust any Democrat who is “demographically and ideologically out-of-touch with their districts,” according to The Huffington Post.
If you’re a strong progressive leader in your community and committed to getting money out of politics, I want you to join me in Congress. I want you to run.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 17, 2018
This is not the first time that the politician has made blunders and false claims, and it will probably not be the last.