Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), Democratic House Rep from Bronx, New York, got into a confrontation with her Republican House colleague Ted Yoho from Florida’s 3rd District. Yoho approached AOC on the steps of the Capitol in DC and struck up a conversation about unemployment and the recent uptick in crime in New York City.
Yoho allegedly berated the junior Congresswoman calling her “disgusting” and “out of her mind.” AOC says as the Florida Congressman was walking away from her at the end of the conversation, he referred to her as a f**king b**ch. The full, uncensored phrase was repeated by AOC on the House floor, live on television. Not sure if that counts as an FCC violation or not.
AOC’s fellow “squad” members Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar also spoke out against Yoho. All of them echoed sentiments about women of color being verbally abused by white, right-wing men as part of a general toxic culture. They played the victim which is not anything new or unpredictable. As a matter of fact, the entire situation is unfortunately predictable.
Yoho denies the allegation of cursing at AOC as he walked away from her, but he does admit the conversation did get heated. The Florida Congressman apologized for his demeanor and tone, but nothing more. The media, of course, don’t really buy his story but they take AOC’s word for it. Maybe there should be a thing like… evidence that behaves as the grand arbiter in this situation. But instead, what we have are obvious left-wing ideologues in mainstream media that present their opinion as fact.
Ted Yoho apologizes after reportedly verbally accosting Ocasio-Cortez over stance on unemployment, crime in New York – CNNPolitics
Ocasio-Cortez accosted by GOP lawmaker over remarks: ‘That kind of confrontation hasn’t ever happened to me’ | TheHill
Ocasio-Cortez delivers emotional floor speech slamming Rep. Yoho’s ‘abusive language’ | Fox News
AOC to Rep. Ted Yoho: ‘I am someone’s daughter too.’ – CNNPolitics
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