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.
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 (@AOC) November 19, 2018
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.”
When I respectfully join young people in an action promoting climate action while encouraging leadership decisions, it’s “divisive.”
Yet when *other* Dems hold the Speaker vote hostage unless conservative concessions are made, it’s business as usual.https://t.co/EkjBFYUBtL
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 15, 2018
Yep, she’s fitting in real well.
Here’s a quick sampling of the reactions to her latest state of confusion from Twitter:
[email protected] The gift that keeps on giving
She wants Dems to take back all “three chambers of Congress”
No worries she caught the mistake & corrected it
“all three chambers of government, the Presidency, Senate & House”
Closer, but still wrong
h/t @American_Mirror pic.twitter.com/msOOSQVCMW
— Jim Hanson (@Uncle_Jimbo) November 19, 2018
That a member of the House should know the branches of government?
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) November 19, 2018
Where in the Constitution is the “right” to health care?
Where in the Constitution is the federal government empowered to do anything at all about medicine?
We don’t have to slow down the footage of you.
You’re slow at full speed.
— Seton Motley (@SetonMotley) November 19, 2018
This is what happens when the kids miss their civics class, and assume that, as they “work their butts off” to undermine the Constitution the rest of all will roll over and die to let them pass. ???
— Teófilo de Jesús (@VACathKnight) 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
It is becoming hilariously obvious that your train of thought is the quickest trip in the world. Google the three “chambers” (branches) of the US Government. You will be surprised what you will find out. #themoreyouknow
— Smittyboy (@Smittyboy_1977) November 19, 2018
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