Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez deleted a Thursday tweet in which she wrongly labeled Rep. John Yarmuth, a Kentucky Democrat, an “older male member” of the Republican party.
“GOP: Let’s pose our older male members next to cardboard cutouts of young female legislators,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote, retweeting an image of Yarmuth standing beside a cut-out of her that had been shared by the Republican Party of Kentucky.
Ocasio-Cortez appeared to be attempting to criticize the outsized attention she receives from conservatives.
Republicans were quick to call out Ocasio-Cortez for her mistake.
“We have a message for the woke socialist from New York. This older male member is a Democrat,” The National Republican Campaign Committee wrote in a post on its website. “This Democrat is on the budget committee. This budget committee member is the chairman. This chairman needs to find $93 trillion to pay for your asinine Green New Deal.”
A spokesperson for Ocasio-Cortez declined to comment.
Yarmuth responded to the episode on Thursday evening.
“I was a Republican 35 years ago, but I think I have become wiser as an older, white, male Democrat,” he tweeted. “I simply wanted everyone to know I welcome @RepAOC in Kentucky, regardless of what old white male Republicans think.”