Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) mixed up “sexting” with “texting” while talking about how to turn out voters for the upcoming November midterm elections.
The Daily Caller on Wednesday flagged the third-ranking House Democrat’s appearance on C-SPAN, which apparently took place over Labor Day weekend. Clyburn made the slip-up while telling a caller who was concerned about the recent police shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown that she should use social tools to organize voters, according to the news outlet.
“Use the tools that we have,” he said, according the Daily Caller’s clip of the appearance. “We’ve got great tools to communicate about everything else. We can text. What do we call it? Sexting. Let’s do some voting, organizing over the internet. We’ve got the tools. Let’s use them for a new massive movement that will make sure that we can have in November 2014 the kind of turnout at the polls that we had in 2012 in November.”
Watch “‘Fox & Friends” discuss the slip-up below: