“F***ing B****” GOP Lawmaker Cusses Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says that she usually gets along well with her Republican colleagues and that she’s never had an encounter quite like this before. However, as she passed Republican Representative Ted Yoho, of Florida, on the Capitol steps Monday, called her a “f***ing b****.”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cussed by GOP
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According to The Hill, a reporter overheard the interaction, which consisted of a few exchanges. Yoho told Ocasio-Cortez she was “disgusting” for saying that poverty and unemployment drive spikes in crime. She responded to say he was being rude. He continued past her, stopping a few steps down to add, “F***ing b****.”

Ocasio-Corte said that while she’s certainly been the subject of some vitriol from political opposition, she’s never had quite this kind of interaction.

That kind of confrontation hasn’t ever happened to me – ever. I’ve never had that kind of abrupt, disgusting kind of disrespect levied at me.

Tuesday morning on Twitter, however, she followed up by owning the slur, saying, “B*tches get things done.”

Ted Yoho reportedly refused to comment when approached by reporters, and has made no public statement.

While Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says that mutual respect is the default behavior when not on the legislative floor, she’s been subject to a lot of verbal attacks from the president, among others. Tweeting earlier this year, for example, he referred to her as “dumb as a rock AOC.”

Another GOP Representative who was present at the time, Roger Williams of Texas, denied hearing the exchange at all, writing it off as a “topic” — “I don’t know what their topic was. There’s always a topic, isn’t there?”

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