Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stepped on a political rake when she unloaded on a House colleague thinking he was a Republican.
The New York Democrat blasted Kentucky Rep. John Yarmuth on Twitter Thursday for a photo of him standing next to a cardboard cutout of herself posted by the Republican Party of Kentucky.
#ThrowbackThursday last month the socialists threatened the lone #Kentucky #Democrat in Congress if he didn’t bend to their radical, extremist will: https://t.co/MdS3un7IIY looks like @AOC and #socialism are calling the shots for @KyDems now! pic.twitter.com/VIe6JWZZQy
— Republican Party of Kentucky (@KYGOP) April 25, 2019
But the attempt by the 29-year-old Democratic socialist to shame Republicans for posing “older male members next to cardboard cutouts of young female legislators,” backfired in a big way as her gaffe was instantly apparent to everyone but herself.
Got it pic.twitter.com/1O9yUDk9Pc
— ?? David Lee MAGA ?? (@Dham1981) April 25, 2019
The freshman congresswoman ended up deleting her tweet after being called out for attacking Yarmuth, a fellow Democrat and chairman of the House Budget Committee.
The old white guy in that picture isn’t a Republican. He’s John Yarmouth, one of your Democrat congressional colleagues. https://t.co/uc0mMxe9IG
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) April 25, 2019
— lesley clark (@lesleyclark) April 25, 2019
That’s John Yarmuth. He’s your own party’s budget chair. https://t.co/IRs8jX0TR7
— Nate Madden (@NateOnTheHill) April 25, 2019
The National Republican Congressional Committee had some fun at Ocasio-Cortez’s expense and followed up with a “a message for the woke socialist from New York.”
“This older male member is a Democrat. 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,” the update by Michael McAdams read.
“Maybe spend less time making coloring books like a 4-year-old and more time getting to know your fellow socialists — even the old white male ones you seem to hate like John Yarmuth!” it went on, referring to a Green New Deal video she had tweeted last week.
The NRCC update added a post-script:
“P.S. AOC currently cosponsors one of Budget Committee Chairman Yarmuth’s bills…”
Social media users roasted Ocasio-Cortez over the tweet, but many were just thankful for her endless supply of entertainment.
That’s some serious stupid right there…
— Sarah ?? (@Truth1Defender) April 25, 2019
Nice to have her back from vacation.
— Chris Cline (@1000thghostauto) April 25, 2019
@aoc must Hold some sort of record for self-owns
— Resign Kim Foxx (@ConstituentOne) April 25, 2019
Thank you for @aoc
We rejoice in her total stupidity and give thanks that we may have something to laugh at in these difficult times.
— ManOfCol (@Mcsmidget) April 25, 2019
I wanted to post this to it. pic.twitter.com/GelpPy01iB
— Michael Babb (@p25735) April 25, 2019
The best part is AOC is giving congressional dems lessons on how to tweet.
— CC (@ChatByCC) April 25, 2019
— ♡JessicaS.C.♡ (@jessicaSCgrl) April 25, 2019
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