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The hits just keep on coming, people.
Like a good band that just keeps putting out hits, Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just can’t help putting her foot in her mouth and coming up with bad–I mean, really bad–ideas.
After admitting she doesn’t know the three branches of government earlier this week, we now have word that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez wants to ditch Columbus Day and replace it with Election Day as a federal holiday.
From The Huffington Post:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the incoming U.S. representative from New York City, has an idea that could make voting easier: Take Columbus Day off the federal holiday list and replace it with Election Day.
In a tweet Saturday, the progressive Democrat wondered why Columbus Day is a federal holiday while Election Day, when we engage in perhaps our most important civic duty, is not.
Columbus Day, after all, celebrates a man who never actually set foot in what is now the United States and who certainly did not “discover” America.
Daily Mail editor David Martosko tried to make a joke about Ocasio-Cortez “angling for more vacation days” before even beginning her new job.
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