by Peter Hasson
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 Yarmuth — the chairman of the House Budget Committee — is a Republican.
#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
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 apparently doesn't recognize Rep. John Yarmuth, the congressman in that picture. He's a Democrat. pic.twitter.com/MoXzxtX2eS
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) April 25, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez deleted the tweet after she was mocked online for the error.
It wasn’t the first time she spread misinformation on Twitter, where she has more than 4 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 in March in an attempt to discredit a string of ethics complaints that watchdog groups have filed against her.
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Peter Hasson is a reporter for the Daily Caller News Foundation. Follow Peter on Twitter.