New York Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez again proved that her transition into the political fray has been bumpy, to say the least, as she recently fumbled basic civics twice in one sentence.
Amid her triumph on November 6th, in New York’s 14th congressional district, Ocasio-Cortez mistakenly said Congress has three chambers during a video call uploaded to social media.
She quickly corrected herself in the subsequent sentence before then misidentifying the “three chambers of government.”
Ocasio-Cortez said: “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,” the congresswoman-elect said. “We can’t start working in 2020.”
BizPac Review reports Ocasio-Cortez was on a Justice Democrats strategy call where she encouraged other Democrats to challenge Democrat incumbents who do not accurately represent them in primary elections.
Once her “word slip” was shared and subsequently criticized on social media, Ocasio-Cortez responded in a tweet: “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 (sic), they actually step up enough to make the argument they want to make: that they don’t believe people deserve a right to healthcare.”
As a political outsider, her transition into the political fray has been bumpy, to say the least.
Here’s how some people responded:
Some others encouraged Ocasio-Cortez amid the mishap and offered her some support.