Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just ripped into a colleague who allegedly called her a “f***ing b*tch” after a heated debate over a crime bill, saying she is someone’s daughter and by not squarely apologizing, he is not a decent man.
AOC took to the House floor Thursday with an impassioned speech on the impact the words of Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Florida) had on her, her family and other women.
The congresswoman choked up when she said she’s glad her dad, who is not alive, did not hear Yoho’s comments. But, she says, her mom did, and what Yoho said cuts to the core.
Yoho offered an apology — of sorts — Wednesday, saying he regretted “the abrupt manner of the conversation,” but never apologized for the words attributed to him by others. He had earlier denied saying it, but some people on the floor say they heard it, loud and clear.
AOC offered this … everyone says things they regret from time to time, but when the words go beyond decency, a decent person apologizes, and Yoho did not.
She also took issue with Yoho’s comment that he has 2 daughters. AOC said she’s someone’s daughter too, although Yoho didn’t seem to care.
House and Senate leadership were unable to reach an agreement on a path forward for additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
Republicans have pushed for a straight funding increase of $250 billion for the program, while Democrats would like to also provide additional support to hospitals and municipalities.
Both the House and Senate are in recess until the first week of May, at the earliest.
As a result, any bill needs to be approved by unanimous consent, meaning agreement must be reached by all sides before additional PPP funds can be approved.
While recessed, the Senate will meet in pro forma session on Monday and Thursday of each week, at which time a bill can be moved by unanimous consent.