Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out GOP’s Ted Yoho for Calling Her a ‘F*cking Bitch’
Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called out Republican Congressman Ted Yoho from the House floor on Thursday after he issued a strained and at times defensive apology for insulting remarks he made to her and about her.
“I do not need Rep. Yoho to apologize to me,” Ocasio-Cortez said.”Clearly, he does not want to. Clearly, when given the opportunity, he will not. And I will not stay up late at night waiting for an apology from a man who has no remorse over calling women and using abusive language toward women.”
.@AOC calls out Rep. Yoho: "I could not allow my nieces, I could not allow the little girls I go home to, I could not allow victims of verbal abuse and worse to see that, to see that excuse and to see our Congress accept it as legitimate and accept it as an apology." pic.twitter.com/lmhBtXRbJZ
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 23, 2020
Ocasio-Cortez noted that Yoho had mentioned his wife and daughters during his comments on Wednesday, but she wasn’t impressed by the example he was setting for his children and in general.
“I could not allow my nieces, I could not allow the little girls I go home to, I could not allow victims of verbal abuse and worse to see that, to see that excuse and to see our Congress accept it as legitimate and accept it as an apology,” she said.
“I am two years younger than Mr. Yoho’s youngest daughter. I am someone’s daughter, too. My father, thankfully, is not alive to see how Mr. Yoho treated his daughter. My mother got to see Mr. Yoho’s disrespect.”
Yoho had a heated confrontation with Ocasio-Cortez earlier this week about poverty and crime. He called her ‘disgusting’ and was later heard referring to her as a ‘fucking bitch’. His apology was widely considered inadequate.