SPONSORED:

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

Firebrand freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezHillicon Valley: Threatening emails raise election concerns | Quibi folds after raising nearly B | Trump signs law making it a crime to hack voting systems Ocasio-Cortez draws hundreds of thousands of viewers on Twitch livestream OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Democrats push expansion of offshore wind, block offshore drilling with ocean energy bill | Poll: Two-thirds of voters support Biden climate plan | Biden plan lags Green New Deal in fighting emissions from homes 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 YarmuthPelosi, Democrats unveil bills to rein in alleged White House abuses of power GOP, White House struggle to unite behind COVID-19 relief House seeks ways to honor John Lewis 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.

ADVERTISEMENT

"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 TrumpJudge rules to not release Russia probe documents over Trump tweets Trump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Obama to campaign for Biden in Florida MORE.

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

Updated: 6 p.m.