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‘Having a daughter does not make a man decent:’ Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez condemns Rep. Ted Yoho

In the 19th century, there were physical brawls in Congress, and such incidents still occur in some parliaments around the world. Hopefully, they will make a comeback in the US as well.

By Grace Panetta

Business Insider

  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized GOP Representative Ted Yoho on Thursday for both verbally accosting her on the steps of the US Capitol and declining to take full responsibility for it.
  • On Tuesday, The Hill reported that Yoho confronted Ocasio-Cortez, calling her “crazy” and “disgusting” and then called her “a f—— b—-.”
  • In a Wednesday speech, Yoho said he regretted the nature of the confrontation, invoked his wife and two daughters, and said he could not “apologize for my passion or for loving my God, my family, and my country.”
  • “I believe having a daughter does not make a man decent,” Ocasio-Cortez said Thursday. “Having a wife does not make a decent man. Treating people with dignity and respect makes a decent man.”

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