When he spoke before a joint session of Congress on Wednesday evening, one of the main proposals President Joe Biden unveiled involved education. Specifically, he proposed funding for universal pre-K and two years of instruction at a community college.

However, to hear Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) tell it, what Biden really wants is mandatory pre-K and college for every American student, even though the president never said any such thing.

Appearing on Stuart Varney’s Fox Business show, Blackburn launched into a deranged rant, telling the host:

“Three-year-old pre-K — they’re going to mandate this. Two years of college whether you like it or not. These are the things that take away choices from the American people. They give them a great big fat tax bill that they’re going to pay.”

Varney quickly reminded Blackburn that in a Senate that’s evenly divided, Biden won’t see all of his policy proposals become reality, to which the senator railed:

“Well, God help us all. I hope that we’re able to block every single bit of this. 2022 cannot get here fast enough so that we see Republicans regain control of the House and the Senate. These guys are trying to do a fast drive to socialism.”

Daniel Dale, CNN’s fact checker, quickly called out Blackburn, noting that Biden never said anything about “mandatory” pre-K or college:

When confronted with those facts from Dale, a spokesperson for Sen. Blackburn “misspoke” and that the reason was because she’d been on “live TV.”

Live TV, huh? That was all Twitter needed to mock the senator and her excuses:

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