12:40 p.m. PT – We just got AOC on Capitol Hill and she told our photographer that she felt good about what had happened in the House because she was able to stand up against what she sees as a misogynistic culture in Congress, the GOP and the world.
AOC says colleagues on both sides of the aisle are supporting her, but she wants Republicans to take it one step further and share their message not only with her, but with women in their lives and around the world to show The example.
The MP says the incident is proof that there remains a huge culture of objectifying and belittling women, especially minorities, and tells us what Yoho did is no coincidence.
It’s a pretty powerful clip … AOC sends a strong message to the people out there, and tells us why Yoho played with the wrong woman.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just tore up a coworker who allegedly called her a “fucking bitch” after heated debate over a crime bill, saying she’s someone’s daughter and not apologizing , he is not a decent man.
AOC visited the House Thursday with a passionate speech on the impact of the words of Representative Ted Yoho (R-Florida) had on her, her family and other women.
The congresswoman choked when she said she was glad her father, who is not alive, hadn’t heard Yoho’s comments. But, she says, her mother did, and what Yoho said is very important.
Yoho apologized – sort of – on Wednesday, saying he regretted “the blunt manner of the conversation” but never apologized for the words others attribute to him. He had previously denied saying it, but some people on the floor say they heard it loud and clear.
AOC offered this … everyone says things they regret from time to time, but when words go beyond decency a decent person apologizes, and Yoho didn’t.
She also took issue with Yoho’s comment that he had 2 daughters. AOC said she was someone’s daughter too, although Yoho didn’t seem to care.
Originally posted – 8:51 am PT