Ann Coulter defeated herself while attempt to dunk on someone named ‘Cat Turd 2’

Presidential hopeful Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) surprised a few by voting with 231 of her Democratic colleagues on rules for the public phase of an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Probably most surprised was far-right columnist Ann Coulter. Coulter seems to have been operating under the mistaken belief that Gabbard is in the Senate, not the House.

It all began when @catturd2 tweeted, “For all you foolish Tulsi Gabbard fans … She just voted for an illegal impeachment coup,” and likened Gabbard to House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

Conservatives have come to love Gabbard in recent months, and Cat Turd 2 was trying to dissuade them of their fandom.

Upon reading this tweet, Coulter swooped in with her editor’s pen for a stiffly-worded correction. “No she didn’t. Tulsi is a SENATOR, meaning she’s in the SENATE and doesn’t vote on HOUSE resolutions,” she tweeted.

Ann Coulter/Twitter

Twitter did not waste a millisecond pointing out that Gabbard is not, nor has she ever been, in the Senate.

“In fairness to Ann Coulter, Google takes *over half a second* to tell you that this isn’t true,” tweeted one snarkster.

“Today I am, for no reason at all, thinking about how Ann Coult*r once wrote a column about how *I* needed to learn how to use google,” National Law Journal reporter Jacqueline Thomsen said.

Many people were deeply amused that Coulter was losing an argument with someone who calls themselves “Cat Turd 2.” The feline defecator in question even got in on the fun, tweeting laughingly that thousands of people were responding to their tweet to incorrectly correct them about which branch of Congress Gabbard is in. (Ann, in case you’re reading this: It’s the House.)

For others, it merely confirmed everything they already know about the pundit.

“If you ever rely on Ann Coulter to provide accurate information, well, you’re relying on Ann Coulter to provide accurate information,” the Atlantic’s David A. Graham tweeted.

Aaron Blake of the Washington Post wondered if Coulter had mixed Gabbard up with Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii). After all, one is 38 and the other 71; and one is Samoan-American and the other Japanese American. But they are both female racial minorities from Hawaii, so it’s probably super easy for someone like Coulter to get them mixed up.

A few did come to Coulter’s defense. (Okay, not really.)

Coulter herself finally weighed in after a few hours, tweeting, “This should make international headlines. Coulter Makes Mistake! First Ever!” She wasn’t done there.

Well that doesn’t make it true.

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Claire Goforth

Claire Goforth

Claire Goforth is a Jacksonville, Florida-based journalist covering politics, culture, justice, and unicorns. Her work has appeared in publications ranging from regional alt-weeklies to Al Jazeera.