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.
“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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Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks that if she wins her congressional race this November that she will be "inaugurated" into office and will be signing bills into law.pic.twitter.com/Sp7OgW2gmR
— Ryan Saavedra ?? (@RealSaavedra) October 2, 2018
Twitter had something to say about Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks:
She does not even know what her duties would be……….you have to be kidding me.
— Robert Francis (@robokc1) October 3, 2018
She honestly has no idea in her head how government work. Extremely fitting that Obama endorsed her, I’m sure he’s so proud.
— Jinjer Schmidt (@Jinj_er) October 2, 2018
She’s going to be really disappointed
— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) October 2, 2018
Good God, she has no *bleeping* idea how government works. This is stuff you learn in 8th grade US History.
— ConservativeAmerican (@conservusa1980s) October 2, 2018
She is literally living in La La land ??
— Jackie Warren ???? (@warrenkylady) October 3, 2018
How can you have a college education and be as dumb as a box of rocks! I didn’t think it was possible but this women doesn’t even have the simplest idea of how our government operates! Did you not take a civics or government class in high school! Unbelievable!
— George Paterni (@george_paterni) October 3, 2018
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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— Spencer Buell (@SpencerBuell) October 1, 2018
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.”