In the United States, Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez puts an elected Republican in his place after he insulted her

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, July 23 in Washington in Congress.

In a fiery speech in Congress, one of the rising stars of the Democratic Party, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (“AOC”), sharply reframed, Thursday, July 23, an elected Republican accused of having launched a sexist insult. The elected of the House of Representatives Ted Yoho was “Excused” the day before, also in the hemicycle, for the tone “Steep” adopted during a brief exchange Monday with his Democratic colleague.

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But he again denied having uttered “Dirty bitch”, as reported by a journalist from the political news site The Hill, witness of the scene. “Being married for forty-five years and father of two daughters, I am very aware of my words”, he had assured.

These denials earned him a volley of green wood from the person concerned. “Having a daughter doesn’t make a man suitable. Having a wife doesn’t make a man suitable. Treating people with dignity and respect is what makes a suitable man ”, launched “AOC” in front of their colleagues.

“I will not let Congress accept this apology as legitimate”

The youngest congressman, 30, a figure of the left wing of the Democratic Party, then recalled that she too “Was someone’s daughter”. “Fortunately my father is no longer there to see how Mr. Yoho treats his daughter”, she added with barely contained anger. “I will not let Congress accept this apology as legitimate”, she said again:

On Monday, Mr. Yoho approached his colleague on the steps of Congress to criticize her for remarks linking the rise in crime in New York to the poverty increased by the pandemic. He had accused her of being ” completely crazy “ and “Ecœurante “. This one having continued on his way, he insulted her with the English term “Fucking bitch”, according to the journalist who witnessed the scene.

The Republican elected official spoke to himself and just said “Bullshit”, that is to say “Bullshit”, then assured his spokesperson. These denials have not convinced and the leader of the Democratic majority in the House, Steny Hoyer, had felt that Mr. Yoho should be sanctioned by his peers.

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The World with AFP


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