Ocasio-Cortez Humiliated: Deletes Snarky Tweet Misidentifying Fellow House Democrat As ‘Older Male’ Republican
Ocasio-Cortez really pulled a good one this time, sending a snarky Tweet, condemning a male House Republican for misogyny! It turned out it was one of her Democrat colleagues, not a Republican. She deleted the tweet after endless mocking!
She had quoted a tweet from the Republican Party of Kentucky. The tweet featured a picture of House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth , who is a Democrat, standing next to a cardboard cutout of herself.
In her response, Ocasio-Cortez chastised the GOP for allegedly posing “older male members” next to “young female legislators.”
“GOP: Let’s pose our older male members next to cardboard cutouts of young female legislators,” she tweeted.
— Philmonger (@phillipmbailey) April 25, 2019
Of course, she totally ignored the story with her deflection. That was the tactic in the first place. Unfortunate for Ocasio-Cortez, it totally backfired.
Yarmuth took to social media help Ocasio-Cortez save face in Kentucky, noting he was previously a member of the GOP before switch parties 35 years ago.
I was a Republican 35 years ago, but I think I have become wiser as an older, white, male Democrat. I simply wanted everyone to know I welcome @RepAOC in Kentucky, regardless of what old white male Republicans think. https://t.co/WOY7bIy6Yf
— Rep. John Yarmuth (@RepJohnYarmuth) April 25, 2019
Within an hour the 29 year old freshman deleted the tweet after intense mocking from Republican social media users.
“Maybe if @AOC spent more time interacting with lawmakers and less time making coloring books, she’d recognize the other socialist Democrats in her caucus,” the House Republican campaign committee tweeted.
“It literally says in the tweet that she is quoting that Yarmuth is a Democrat,” writer Ryan Saavedra tweeted.
A spokesman for Ocasio-Cortez declined to comment.
This is definitely not the first time Ocasio-Cortez has spread misinformation on Twitter to her more than 4 million followers.
While appearing in a video with Bernie Sanders last year, she enthusiastically declared that she would turn a Kansas house seat “red”, the color of the the Republican Party.
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.
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.
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.
Whoah: the creepy org filing bogus ethics complaints against me just *actually* got hit with one of the biggest fines in FEC history.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 12, 2019
A recent analysis found that the progressive lawmaker has the most engaged Twitter of all politicians other than President Trump. Maybe she should take more time!
Ocasio-Cortez has also faced legal scrutiny over her and Chakrabarti’s control of an outside super PAC, Justice Democrats that was a driving force behind her congressional campaign — an arrangement former FEC commissioners say may have violated federal election laws.
Ocasio-Cortez has also racked up several ethics complaints since she began her first congressional term.
She has yet to address the most damning reports about her campaign team’s actions during the election.
The three complaints came within days of each other. National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), a conservative government watchdog, accused Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti Tuesday of illegally funneling money between political action committees (PACs) and private companies that were both controlled by Chakrabarti.
Ocasio-Cortez’s first four months in office have been riddled with various fits and starts. She’s managed to inject a lot of energy into the Democratic Party, using her high-profile social media presence to elevate new ways to tackle global warming and discuss criminal justice issues.
Keep up the popcorn!