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Ocasio-Cortez plays victim after taking heat for flubbing the 3 branches of government – TWICE

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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 three branches of government are the legislative, executive, and judicial, where as Congress is divided into two chambers — but then, these things come very fast for newbie revolutionaries.

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,” she tweeted.

The “future” of the Democratic Party, as Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez called Orcasio-Cortez, would add a correction noting “real-time” — in her haste, she blew that too.

Ocasio-Cortez, who participated in a climate change protest in the office of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on her first day in D.C., also complained about people calling her actions “divisive.”

Yep, she’s fitting in real well.

Here’s a quick sampling of the reactions to her latest state of confusion from Twitter:


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