Ocasio-Cortez deletes tweet after incorrectly identifying Dem lawmaker as a Republican

Firebrand freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez defends Sanders running as a Democrat: It's 'more than what you call yourself' House Oversight accuses Border Patrol of blocking investigation into secret Facebook group Company to provide free clothing to any female candidate MORE (D-N.Y.) deleted a tweet on Thursday after incorrectly identifying a Democratic lawmaker as a Republican in a post blasting Republicans.

The New York Democrat quoted a tweet from the Republican Party of Kentucky that featured a picture of House Budget Committee Chairman John YarmuthJohn Allen YarmuthBudget hawks frustrated by 2020 politics in entitlement reform fight On The Money: Deficit spikes 25 percent through January | Mnuchin declines to say why Trump pulled Treasury nominee who oversaw Roger Stone case | Lawmakers trade insults over Trump budget cuts Lawmakers trade insults over Trump budget cuts MORE (D-Ky.) standing next to a cardboard cutout of Ocasio-Cortez. In her response, Ocasio-Cortez slammed Republicans 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," her tweet said, before being quickly deleted. The tweet appeared to incorporate an online meme.

Republicans were quick to pounce on the congresswoman for the mistake, with the National Republican Congressional Committee blasting out an email noting she is a co-sponsor on one of Yarmuth's bills.

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"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 GOP's campaign arm tweeted in response.

Yarmuth took to social media to say he welcomes Ocasio-Cortez in Kentucky, noting he was previously a member of the GOP before switch parties 35 years ago. 

Ocasio-Cortez has not shied away from responding to critics, including both her colleagues and members of the media, on Twitter. A recent analysis found that the progressive lawmaker has the most engaged Twitter of all politicians other than President TrumpDonald John TrumpFed saw risks to US economy fading before coronavirus spread quickened Pro-Trump super PAC hits Biden with new Spanish-language ad in Nevada Britain announces immigration policy barring unskilled migrants MORE.

The Hill has reached out to Ocasio-Cortez's office for comment.

Updated: 6 p.m.