AOC calls out GOP Rep. Ted Yoho after he semi-apologizes for berating her

Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., speaks at the Heritage Foundation on Jan. 13, 2020.AOC calls out GOP Rep. Ted Yoho after he semi-apologizes for berating her: 'This is now not an apology'

Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., on Wednesday addressed heated remarks he made on Monday to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.— who stated he referred to as her "crazy" and "disgusting"— however the New York congresswoman stated his response used to be "not an apology."

"I stand earlier than you this morning to tackle the strife I injected into the already contentious Congress," Yoho stated on the House floor, analyzing from organized remarks.

"I upward jostle to express regret for the abrupt manner of the dialog I had with my colleague from New York," he said. "It is genuine that we disagree on insurance policies and visions for America however that does no longer imply we have to be disrespectful. Having been married for forty five years with two daughters, I'm very cognizant of my language."

Yoho stated the "offensive name-calling phrases attributed" to him had been by no means said, "and if they have been construed that way I express regret for their misunderstanding."

"I can't express regret for my passion, or for loving my God, my household and my country," he added.

Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter pushed returned on the remarks, saying, "This is no longer an apology."


She additionally noted, "He didn’t even say my name."

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., stated Wednesday that he preferred the Yoho's remarks.

"The apology used to be appropriate," Hoyer added. "I hope that Mr. Yoho feels that apology sincerely. And I hope all of us take a lesson to suppose earlier than we talk so harshly towards one another."

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