New York Democratic Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who will officially become a member of Congress in January, has no idea how the federal government works.
On Saturday night, the young socialist held a Facebook live video chat to urge people to support Democrats taking back “all three chambers of Congress.”
“The Progressive movement works and it wins in all districts. If we work our butts off to make sure that we take back all three chambers of Congress– three chambers of government,” she said.
After realizing there aren’t three “chambers” of government, she attempted to clarify by saying she meant the House, Senate, and White House.
The three branches of government are the legislative, executive, and judicial. And it was quite obvious to many that the socialist darling had no idea what she was talking about.
Late last week, Ocasio-Cortez joined a sizable group of protesters on Tuesday in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office on Capitol Hill.
The 29-year-old socialist joined the “Sunrise Movement” at Spirit of Justice Park near the Capitol on Tuesday morning before marching over to Pelosi’s office.
Pictures show several people sitting on the floor in Pelosi’s office, with many holding signs that read: “Step Up or Step Aside.”
Ocasio-Cortez not only delivered a speech, she was seen high-fiving the activists as they pumped their fists in the air and demanded the Democratic Party fight for progressive policies.
Young voters from around the country have filled @nancypelosi's office & hallway to submit their stories & demands for a #GreenNewDeal. Step Up or Step Aside. They told their stories, sang & then much to their glee someone showed up to show support & rally them on. @Ocasio2018 pic.twitter.com/mZ7NvNcwnA
— FL for Bernie (@Poli_NewSense) November 13, 2018
— jordan (@JordanUhl) November 13, 2018
While speaking with The Young Turks’ reporter Emma Vigeland, the New York Democrat had a special message for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
“I’m really working forward to us working together and delivering on everything we talked about on the campaign trail,” she said. “I know that she has the conviction to be a progressive leader and we need to support those objectives and we need to support the progressive agenda.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s bold decision to storm the office of Pelosi, who will likely become the Speaker of the House in January, comes after the young socialist recently made headlines over her congressional salary.
Earlier this month, Ocasio-Cortez criticized the “electoral system” because she can’t receive her congressional salary until she’s actually sworn in as a member of Congress.
Given that she will not be sworn in as a member of Congress until January, the Democratic socialist complained about not receiving her congressional salary for another three months.
“I have three months without a salary before I’m a member of Congress, so how do I get an apartment?” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Those little things are very real.”
This is also the same woman who has struggled mightily to explain how to pay for the $218 trillion “Medicare for all” plan she supports, said it was a “no brainer” that President Donald Trump should be impeached, and once argued in favor of eliminating the Electoral College.