Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina made a silly mistake at a conservative conference.
Asked about the private U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Fiorina appeared to believe that the organization was a part of the federal government. Fiorina asked attendees at the RedState Gathering in Georgia “what does the Chamber of Commerce do, remind me?”
The question is odd because the Chamber has been a major backer of pro-business Republican candidates over the years.
In fact, the Chamber spent $4.9 million in order to support Fiorina in her unsuccessful 2010 Senate campaign in California.
The candidate went on to decry it as an “agency of government.”