Ocasio-Cortez Mistakes Fellow Dem for Republican

Ocasio-Cortez Mistakes Fellow Dem for Republican

April 25, 2019

A Twitter attack on older white male Republicans has backfired on Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

“GOP: Let’s pose our older male members next to cardboard cutouts of young female legislators,” she wrote in a now-deleted tweet, referring to a photo of a politician standing next to a cardboard cutout of her. However, the politician pictured was fellow Democrat Rep. John Yarmuth.

“In this tweet, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shows she has no idea who John Yarmuth even is,” one Twitter critic responded. “He’s a Kentucky Democrat who just happens to be the Chair of the House Budget Committee. Major yikes.”

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