Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday attacked a Democratic colleague in the House after apparently mistaking him for a Republican.
Ocasio-Cortez took a shot at Democratic Kentucky Rep. John Yarmuth on Twitter for posing next to a cardboard cutout of herself. She appeared to think that Yarmuth — the chairman of the House Budget Committee — is a Republican.
The freshman congresswoman’s swipe at Yarmuth came after the Republican Party of Kentucky tweeted a picture of Yarmuth standing next to the Ocasio-Cortez cutout.
Ocasio-Cortez accused Republicans of posing “older male members next to cardboard cutouts of young female legislators,” seemingly not realizing that Yarmuth is a Democrat.
Ocasio-Cortez deleted the tweet after she was mocked online for the error.
It wasn’t the first time that she has spread misinformation on Twitter, where she has more than four million followers.
She launched a blatantly false accusation against a Republican operative in February, accusing him — without any evidence — of running “a multimillion-dollar operation to have bot accounts manipulate online discourse.”
She made a series of false claims last month in an attempt to discredit a string of ethics complaints that watchdog groups have filed against her.
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