Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Recounts Heated Exchange With Florida Rep. Yoho

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In this image from video, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks on the House floor, Thursday, July 23, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ocasio-Cortez's objections to a Republican lawmaker's verbal assault on her expanded Thursday as she and other Democrats took to the House floor to demand an end to a sexist culture of “accepting violence and violent language against women.” Rep. Nydia Velázquez, D-N.Y., is seated right. (House Television via AP)

In an exchange captured by a reporter, Ted Yoho, Florida representative, accosted Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the steps of the capitol. He reportedly called her “disgusting” for her statement linking poverty to rising crime rates and then called her a F****** B****. Ocasio-Cortez spoke about the incident on the house floor on Thursday. She stated that by saying that to her he gave “permission to other men to do that to his daughters.” She then said, “I am here because I have to show my parents that I am their daughter and that they did not raise me to accept abuse from men.”

Yoho apologized for the “abrupt manner of the conversation” he had with her but denies ever using the slur. “It is true that we disagree on policies and visions for America, but that does not mean we should be disrespectful,” said Yoho.

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