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Ocasio-Cortez Attacks Democrat Thinking He’s a Republican

AOC makes embarrassing blunder with tweet blasting Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth

 on 26th April 2019 @ 7.00pm
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Ocasio-Cortez blasted a fellow Democrat as an 'older male member' of the Republican Party

In yet another embarrassing blunder by celebrity freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), the controversial lawmaker attacked one of her fellow Democrats, mistakenly accusing him of being an "older male member" of the Republican Party.

Ocasio-Cortez attempted to attack the Republicans in one of her infamous Twitter blasts, not realizing that her target was Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth.

AOC was responding to a picture of Kentucky Democrat Yarmuth standing next to a cardboard cutout of the New York lawmaker.

"GOP: Let's pose our older male members next to cardboard cutouts of young female legislators," she tweeted in response to a tweet that included the photo of Yarmuth that was posted by the Republican Party of Kentucky.

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Ocasio-Cortez mistook Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth for a Republican after seeing this image on Twitter

However, the "GOP" politician pictured was Democratic Chair of the House Budget Committee John Yarmuth and not a Republican as she claimed.

Following an instant backlash, Ocasio-Cortez later deleted the tweet but widespread ridicule quickly ensued as critics pointed out the gaffe on Twitter.

"It literally says in the tweet that she is quoting that Yarmuth is a Democrat," Daily Wire writer Ryan Saavedra tweeted.

"1st grade readers are in fact the worst," Matt Whitlock, a senior advisor to the National Republican Senatorial Committee, tweeted.

He was knocking Ocasio-Cortez for one of her earlier tweets in which she called pundits "first graders" for apparently misinterpreting her comments on voting rights for prisoners.

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Ocasio-Cortez called Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth an 'older male member' of the 'GOP'

According to Fox News, this wasn't the first time the freshman congresswoman appeared to mix up her political parties.

While appearing in a video with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., she enthusiastically declared that she would turn a Kansas house seat "red" — the color often representing the Republican Party.

In 2018, she also faced criticism after she suggested that the government could pay for a large portion of Medicare-for-all by transferring "$21 trillion" in Pentagon "financial transactions" — a claim that fact checkers disputed.

Ocasio-Cortez has been portrayed as one of the leaders of the progressive wing in the Democratic Party.

She, along with Sanders, has received intense criticism for policy proposals like the "Green New Deal."

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