Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who is running for president in 2020, apparently has no idea how many branches of government there are.On a segment with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on “Anderson Cooper 360,” Warren discussed a range of issues, including the current government shutdown.
Do you ever think, look, the realistic end game is that Republicans get two-thirds of what they want and the Democrats have to settle for the shorter straw?” Cooper asked. “Is that how the balance of power really works?”
“Well, let’s talk about the balance of power,” Warren responded. “There are two coequal branches of government, the president of the United States and the Congress.”
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) doesn’t know how many branches of government exist: «There are two co-equal branches of government, the president of the United States and the Congress»
There are 3 equal branches of government: executive, legislative, judicial pic.twitter.com/ARHJsmII2B
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) 24 января 2019 г.
Our federal government actually has three branches, which is generally taught in 6th or 7th grade.
They are the Executive, (President and about 5,000,000 workers) Legislative (Senate and House of Representatives), and Judicial (Supreme Court and lower Courts).
On December 31, 2018, Warren announced that she was forming an exploratory committee to run for president.
Warrens lack of knowledge for the basic principles of government follow a similar embarrassing moment from fellow Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who demonstrated a few months ago that she had no idea what the three branches of government were either.
Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: «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 3 branches of government: executive, legislative, judicial. pic.twitter.com/8rPSpzottE
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) 19 ноября 2018 г.
In November, 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.
Again, the three branches of government are the legislative, executive, and judicial.
It’s so bizarre that Warren and Ocasio-Cortez — two prominent names in the Democratic Party — have no idea how the federal government works.