Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) quickly deleted a tweet in which she castigated and incorrectly identified a Democratic member of Congress as a Republican, according to The Hill.
The tweet quoted another tweet from the Republican Party of Kentucky that featured a picture of House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) standing next to a cardboard cutout of Ocasio-Cortez.
Ocasio-Cortez used the opportunity to slam all Republicans for 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.
— Philmonger (@phillipmbailey) April 25, 2019
Republicans were quick to point out the law maker’s mistake, to the point that the National Republican Congressional Committee blasting out an email noting she is a co-sponsor on one of Yarmuth’s bills, The Hill reported.
“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, according to The Hill.
This isn’t the first time, even this week, that the youngest ever lawmaker’s social media usage has been called into question.
Journalists and political commentators are calling out Ocasio-Cortez for her silence in the wake of the Easter Sunday terror attacks on Christians in Sri Lanka.
The attacks, pointed at Christians in the area, killed 359, according to recent reports, and local authorities have arrested 40 they believe to be associated with the deadly bombings.
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack, Fox News reported, and even shared images that show seven bombers who blew themselves up at three separate churches and three hotels. The government has also confirmed that the attacks were carried out by Islamic radicals.
However, Ocasio-Cortez, who has been tapped by her party to teach others how to best reach their constituents via social media, has been silent about the attacks, a fact that does not sit well with some.
“Twitter-obsessed @AOC posted 14 times about the terror attack on Muslims in New Zealand but has posted nothing about the terror attack on Christians by Muslim extremists in Sri Lanka. Very odd,” DailyMail.com editor-at-large Piers Morgan tweeted.
Twitter-obsessed @AOC posted 14 times about the terror attack on Muslims in New Zealand, but has posted nothing about the terror attack on Christians by Muslim extremists in Sri Lanka.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 23, 2019
“Fact: @AOC tweeted about the horrific tragedy in New Zealand 14 times. She tweeted about the attack on Christians in Sri Lanka zero times. Why?” Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk chimed in.
Fact:@AOC tweeted about the horrific tragedy in New Zealand 14 times
She tweeted about the attack on Christians in Sri Lanka zero times
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) April 23, 2019