Inexplicably turning to Marx for inspiration to criticise Russia, which vetoed the United States text calling for an investigation, Pierce said:
In respect of Karl Marx, I think he must be turning in his grave to see what the country that was founded on many of his precepts is doing in the name of supporting Syria by condoning the use of chemical weapons on Syrian territory.
Unfortunately for her, the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 and, though Karl Marx was many things, he was not Russian and never even visited Russia in his lifetime.
The people of Twitter were quick to point out her mistake.
I mean Marx was German and had nothing contempt for the 19th century Russian regime and never even set foot in Russ… https://t.co/T1TBc4BFuO