Freshmen Representative Flunks Basic Civics

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

We’ve moved well beyond the vortex of ignorance where college freshman don’t know basic civics. “Progressive darling and Democratic Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York didn’t accurately name the three branches of government on Sunday despite her upcoming role as a congresswoman,” Molly Prince writes on the Daily Caller. “‘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,’ Ocasio-Cortez said. ‘We can’t start working in 2020.'”

“The self-proclaimed Democratic socialist seemed to be confusing the two chambers of Congress, the House of Representatives and the Senate, with the three branches of American government, the Executive, Legislative and Judicial. Ocasio-Cortez graduated cum laude from Boston University in 2011 with a bachelors degree in economics and international relations.”