A number of Ocasio-Cortez’s male colleagues wondered why Yoho has never accosted them in similar ways.
By Melissa Quinn Updated on: July 22, 2020 / 11:49 AM / CBS News “I don’t know what their topic was. We've received your submission. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. According to The Hill, Yoho took issue with Ocasio-Cortez's suggestion that poverty and unemployment led to a recent rise in crime in New York City and called the congresswoman a "f***ing b****" as he walked away. Yet, despite Yoho's denial of ever using that language against AOC, the freshman congresswoman from New York delivered a fiery speech on the House floor condemning Yoho and accusing him of sexism. "I rise to apologize for the abrupt manner of the conversation I had with my colleague from New York," Yoho said. Trump and Biden make final pitch to voters at last debate, Final presidential debate: Fact checking Trump and Biden, Trump: Separated children were "so well taken care of", Biden warns of "dark winter" during pandemic, 3 states targeted in Iranian email scheme report no evidence of breaches, Trump violates agreement, releases "60 Minutes" interview, Police fatally shoot Black teen and wound woman in Illinois, Senate Judiciary Committee approves Amy Coney Barrett's nomination, Battleground Tracker: Latest polls, state of the race and more, 5 things to know about CBS News' 2020 Battleground Tracker, CBS News coverage of voting rights issues. The best Twitter reactions to final Trump-Biden presidential debate, The best online grocery delivery services you can use right now, Learn to master the stock market with this $30 training bundle, The best holiday gifts you can buy on Zulily right now, Quilted granny shopping carts are this season's hottest new accessory, The evolution of Noah Cyrus: From Miley's baby sister to music star. Battleground Tracker: Biden leads in Wisconsin, has edge in Arizona, A behind-the-scenes look at how mail-in ballots are processed. 45,013, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved We know how to check our legislative sparring at the committee door. Ocasio-Cortez wrote: “I never spoke to Rep. Yoho before he decided to accost me on the steps of the nation’s Capitol yesterday. July 22, 2020 | 10:48am | Updated July 22, 2020 | 2:57pm, Republican Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida apologized Wednesday for a heated exchange in which he allegedly called Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a “f—ing bitch.”. "Having been married for 45 years with two daughters, I'm very cognizant of my language," he said. The incident, according to The Hill, occurred Monday when Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), joined by Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas), was coming down the steps of the Capitol after voting. Do Not Sell My Personal Information. “He didn’t even say my name.”. Your Ad Choices It was the act of a bully.”. He said “no comment” when reached by The Hill a few hours after the exchange.