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.”