Inspired by Rep. Markwayne Mullin's mistake, Professor Sharpton explains what he thinks the additional branches of government might be for a student of the right wing.
“Are you smarter than a fifth grader?” It’s the question asked by game show host Jeff Foxworthy, but the question got renewed interest this week when Republcian Rep. Markwayne Mullin made a bit of slip when talking about the branches of government.
“This country isn’t ran by just one individual it’s ran by four branches, but three branches that are in control of this,” Mullin said Tuesday. “As long as those three branches control it, then we all have to figure out how to negotiate.”
The whole incident inspired Rev. Al Sharpton to put on his professor’s cap to try to figure out just what Mullin might have been thinking. Was it a slip? Was he confused that the House and Senate each constituted its own branch of government?
Knowing that we all make mistakes from time to time, Sharpton decided to offer some help, explaining about the extra branches of government, the Koch Brothers, Fox News, and Rush Limbaugh.
Watch Professor Sharpton’s full civics lesson above.