"He called me disgusting, he called me insane, he called me out of my mind", Ocasio-Cortez said during a almost 10-minute speech on the floor of the House of Representatives. She lamented a culture of "accepting violence and violent language against women".
NY representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the Democratic Party, in an impassioned speech on the floor of the House of Representatives, said that she neither expects nor wants an apology from Florida representative Ted Yoho, who called her a 'f***ing b***h'. "And this kind of language is not new", she said. As several Democrats mentioned on the House floor, race certainly plays a role, too.
Second, our political system was designed specifically to foster representation of different political views in Congress, which is why it remains unusual to see a member of Congress denigrate himself and the institution by verbally attacking another member in this way.
The congressman also said he would not "apologize for my passion or for loving my God, my family, or my country", which influenced his interaction with Ocasio-Cortez. Much like someone accused of being racist saying they have friends of color, their proximity to the people they disrespect does not erase or excuse their disrespectful behavior.
"I'm here on behalf of women around the world", Omar said.
"And believe me, this did not stop after being elected to public office". Trump was was captured in a 2005 tape boasting about physically abusing them, and his disparagement of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has included calling her "crazy".
Pressley then pivoted to address her daughter, Cora, and "all our daughters", who she said are "powerful" and "limitless".
SPRUNT: Ocasio-Cortez said the incident highlights pervasive misogyny in society.
On the establishment side was No. 2 House leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland, a moderate 20-term veteran.
On Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez responded to the confrontation by tweeting, "Hey, b * tches & # 39; do things".
Those speaking up included the three other "squad" members - Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of MA and Rashida Tlaib of MI. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of MA, and Rashida Tlaib of MI.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy defended Mr. Yoho's remarks on Thursday, arguing that any further debate on the matter was taking time away from working on the coronavirus. "I also think when someone apologizes they should be forgiven".
"I watched that Congressman Yoho went to the floor and apologized not once but twice to the congresswoman from NY".
AOC herself pointed out in a passionate speech, which has since gone viral, that the insults are nothing new to her - in fact, they're nothing new to most women.
"I honestly thought I was going to pack it up and go home - it's just another day", Ocasio-Cortez said, recalling how many times she has been called racist and sexist names by men, from the governor of Florida to drunk patrons in the New York City bar where she once waited tables.
Tempers are still hot after congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez received a half-hearted apology from a washed GOP colleague who recently called her a "f*cking b*tch" on the steps of Capitol Hill. Her aides emailed invitations asking her fellow lawmakers to join her on Thursday on the House floor, when she planned to discuss how she "was accosted and publicly ridiculed", according to a copy of the invitation. She said Mr. Yoho put his finger in her face and called her disgusting, crazy, and risky. That matched The Hill's version of what Yoho had said.
But Ms. Ocasio-Cortez had had enough.
Ms. Ocasio-Cortez countered, saying that while he is a father, it did not excuse his behavior.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez commanded the House of Representatives floor on Thursday.
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