Hispanic Caucus Wants Rep. Yoho Censured for His Misogynistic Attack on AOC
While Democrats and Republicans often see differently on things, decorum is normally maintained between them. This wasn’t, however the case for GOP congressman Ted Yoho. Yoho accosted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday, reportedly calling her a f*cking b*tch.
If he worked nearly any other job, the Republican lawmaker would have likely been fired on the spot. Yoho responded to the controversy by delivering on non apology on the floor. The Hispanic Caucus, though, doesn’t want the matter to end there. On Friday, they published a letter asking that Yoho be censured for his actions.
The letter reads, in part, “This misogynistic behavior by Rep. Yoho is tantamount to verbal assault and should never occur nor be tolerated to happen in the halls of Congress. Unless we immediately and firmly condemn this behavior, we will be signaling to the rest of this country that this type of behavior is acceptable at workplaces, including Congress.”
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While the caucus is demanding action, Ocasio-Cortez got her revenge during a passionate Thursday speech.
“[I] do not need Rep. Yoho to apologize to me,” she said. “Clearly, he does not want to. Clearly, when given the opportunity, he will not. And I will not stay up late at night waiting for an apology from a man who has no remorse over calling women and using abusive language towards women. But what I do have issue with is using women, our wives and daughters, as shields and excuses for poor behavior.”