The New York Democrat has responded to a tweet from the Kentucky Republican Party featuring a photo of Deputy John Yarmuth, a Kentucky Democrat who chairs the House Budget Committee and stands next to a carton box.
Ocasio-Cortez, a prominent member of the House Freshman class, which has more than 4 million Twitter followers, wrote in a now-deleted tweet, "GOP: Let's put our older male members next to cardboard cutouts of young female legislators . "
The text of the Kentucky Republican Party tweet reads:" #ThrowbackThursday Last month, the Socialists threatened the lonely #Kentucky #Democrat in Congress if he did not bow to their radical, extremist will: http: // bit. ly / 2vl9onV looks like @AOC and #socialism are now calling for opportunities for @KyDems! "
Ocasio-Cortez often wins national attention with her social media posts and has become one of the most prominent democrats in the house ,
Her office declined to comment on CNN's story.
Yarmuth threw himself on Twitter and wrote: "I was a Republican 35 years ago, but I think I've got smarter than an older, white, male Democrat, I just wanted everyone to know that I have @RepAOC in Kentucky, regardless of what old white republicans mean. "