Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez probably should’ve paid more attention in civics class.
During a call with a group called Justice Democrats, the newly-elected millennial socialist struggled to identify even the basics about how the U.S. federal government is structure.
Ocasio-Cortez claimed that Democrats need to “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 U.S. federal government has three branches of government, not “chambers.” Those are the Executive Branch, led by the President; the Legislative Branch, which consists of Congress; and the Judicial Branch, which consists of all federal courts, with the Supreme Court at the top.
Congress also doesn’t have “chambers.” It consists of two houses: the House of Representatives and the Senate.