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Date: 2024-06-12 Page is: DBtxt001.php txt00019235

US Leadership
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Ocasio-Cortez, Democrats blast GOP on House floor for 'culture' of sexism

Burgess COMMENTARY

Peter Burgess
Ocasio-Cortez, Democrats blast GOP on House floor for 'culture' of sexism Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Thursday morning accused a Republican colleague of perpetuating a 'culture' of sexism on Capitol Hill, using an unusual speech on the House floor to denounce Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) following their tense encounter at the Capitol three days before. 'This issue is not about one incident. It is cultural,' she said. 'It is a culture of ... impunity; of accepting of violence and violent language against women; and an entire structure of power that supports that.' ABC News Politics @ABCPolitics Rep. Ocasio-Cortez on Rep. Yoho, who reportedly used derogatory language toward her on Capitol steps: 'Having a daughter does not make a man decent. Having a wife does not make a decent man. Treating people with dignity and respect makes a decent man.' http://abcn.ws/2WNkFvB https://twitter.com/i/status/1286314776826720256 Ocasio-Cortez, a liberal firebrand and social media sensation, has been railing against Yoho over the last 48 hours, using Twitter to condemn his conduct during their confrontation. She said that she was prepared to let the episode go, before Yoho took to the floor Wednesday morning to offer an apology — a speech that Democrats widely panned as insincere. 'And that I could not let go,' she said. House Democratic leaders took the rare step of allowing Ocasio-Cortez a full hour to make her case on the chamber floor. She used about 10 minutes of that window, before ceding the podium to a number of other Democrats, who urged Yoho to apologize again. The remarkable speech came three days after Yoho and Ocasio-Cortez sparred over criminal justice policies on the Capitol steps, where he had confronted her for suggesting that poverty was a major factor driving a recent crime spike in New York City. Ocasio-Cortez rejects Yoho apology as disingenuous Democratic congresswomen: Yoho's apology to Ocasio-Cortez not 'enough' Yoho had called her 'disgusting' and 'out of [her] freaking mind' for suggesting so. She had shot back, calling him 'rude.' After the two went their separate ways, Yoho offered a final comment to the air: 'Fucking bitch.' Ocasio-Cortez repeated those words near the beginning of her speech on the House floor on Thursday in a particularly striking moment. TAGS ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ TED YOHO NEW YORK SEXISM Share Just In... Obama: US not dealing with coronavirus as 'smartly' as other countries CAMPAIGN — 47S AGO Judge to order Michael Cohen be released from prison, returned to home confinement COURT BATTLES — 1M 31S AGO Congress needs to revitalize the Supplemental Security Income program for the elderly OPINION — 14M 5S AGO McEnany offers explanation of Trump's well wishes for Epstein associate Maxwell ADMINISTRATION — 21M 42S AGO Americans' risk of dying in motor vehicle crash rose for third consecutive month amid coronavirus lockdowns: data TRANSPORTATION — 26M 39S AGO Ocasio-Cortez, Democrats blast GOP on House floor for 'culture' of sexism HOUSE — 29M 6S AGO Mnuchin says GOP has 'fundamental' deal on $1T coronavirus relief package SENATE — 37M 14S AGO Latin America needs economic reforms that advance business OPINION — 44M 3S AGO VIEW ALL Related News Voter fraud charges filed against GOP Rep. Steve Watkins Voter fraud charges filed against GOP Rep… Finkenauer condemns Iowa GOP for sharing image of zipper over her mouth: 'They cannot silence me' Finkenauer condemns Iowa GOP for sharing… Ethics panel finds Massachusetts Democrat didn't violate rules Ethics panel finds Massachusetts… Famous Celebrities Who Quietly Work a Regular 9-5 Job. Famous Celebrities Who Quietly Work a Regular… Sponsored | Investing.com by
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