Sarah Palin gets dunked on for mocking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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Twitter was ready to push back.

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin joined a number of conservatives who tried to mock congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for making a verbal mistake during a video.

Palin, like other Republicans, pointed out that Ocasio-Cortez said “three chambers of government,” when she clearly meant “three branches of government” during a video.

“YIKES: Ocasio-Cortez Fumbles Basic Civics TWICE In 1 Statement,” the former Alaska governor wrote on Monday afternoon.

The link led to a blog post about Ocasio-Cortez’s mistake on governorpalin.org.

Of course, Palin pointing out stumbles from Ocasio-Cortez was seen as ironic by many people, who reminded her of the numerous gaffes she made while a member of the 2008 Republican presidential ticket.

The highlights people included were: not being able to name news sources she reads, talking about Alaska’s proximity to Russia, and her aides claiming she thought Africa was a country.

Palin’s tweet was thoroughly ratioed, getting more than 9,200 replies compared to just 1,200 retweets and 3,000 likes.

Following the verbal mistake, Ocasio-Cortez hit back against conservatives for “drooling over every minute of footage of me in slow-mo, waiting to chop up word slips.”

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Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).