Ocasio-Cortez Gets Roasted on Twitter After Revealing She Thinks She Will be ‘Inaugurated’ Into Office

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Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke on Monday at her alma mater of Boston University, where she made a few mixups in her speech on what Congress really does.

Ocasio-Cortez’s comments:

“It doesn’t mean you get everything tomorrow. As much as I would love that, I would love to get inaugurated January 3rd [and] January 4th we’re signing health care, we’re signing this,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

The New York City congressional hopeful thought she would be “inaugurated” if she won the congressional race — a member of Congress is sworn in, not inaugurated.

She also said she’d be signing bills into law — only the president signs or vetos the bill, which if passed, then becomes a law.

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Twitter had something to say about Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks:

Ocasio-Cortez spoke in front of another crowd on Monday, saying, “Justice in America is not just about protecting the powerful, it is about uplifting the voices who have been victimized.”

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Former President Barack Obama endorsed the Democratic socialist darling on Monday, along with dozens of others — she was left off his initial round of endorsements over the summer.

“The Democratic Party has always made the biggest difference in the lives of the American people when we lead with conviction, principle, and bold, new ideas,” Obama said in a statement, according to Fox News. “Our incredible array of candidates up and down the ticket, all across the country, make up a movement of citizens who are younger, more diverse, more female than ever before.”

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LJ
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LJ

I guess she forgets that it was the Republican party that through Lincoln, brought the practice of slavery in America to an end. A very bloody and violent end. Other nations, had worked through the issue, ending their practice of it, such as England, by paying the former masters, and… Read more »

Dee
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Dee

Oh my goodness. I’m so tired of people. That was clearly a joke. You want her to be dumb, but she’s intelligent, strong-willed and a wonderful candidate.

LJ
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LJ

Intelligent, questionable, but the strong willed, very much so. And as to being a wonderful candidate, she clearly has no idea of the working of that branch of Congress that she will be joining in January, 2019. As nothing more than a first term Representative, she will be assigned to… Read more »

Peter
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Peter

New York – LOL

BrianL
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BrianL

The fact that someone running for public office, hasn’t the slightest clue how our government works is truly scary! Ms. Cortez is a college educated woman who thinks that members of congress are sworn in? I mean most 13 year old children know that members of Congress are sworn in.… Read more »

StephyV
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StephyV

Now she is playing it off as a joke. So… who spoiled all the fun by pointing it out to her?
😉

LJ
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LJ

Maybe one of her highly paid Congressional aides? Something she might be lucky and have access to, rather than having to use the talents of the typing pool. But she really needs to do some fact checking before she opens mouth and inserts feet, both at the same time. Several… Read more »

Erica Fry
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Erica Fry

As much as it pains me to say, in really not surprised. 1st she can’t do math, now she can’t do government/civics. She’s a beautiful example of where the education system in this country has gotten us. Pray for NY, people.

Edie
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Edie

She is a pretty poor example of a degree from Boston College… Where are her keepers? It is cruel and I humane t allow her to wander off without a keeper–she might hurt herself. There has to bea more intelligent candidate than this simpleton.

Google-It-First
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Google-It-First

I’m not sure if we consider Merriam Webster fake news in this particular genius factory but…

: to induct into an office with suitable ceremonies

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