On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, the Florida Republican, “accosted” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes (in her description), the New York Democrat, in the Capitol and told her she was “disgusting,” “dangerous” and “out of [her] freaking mind” for suggesting that poverty and unemployment were a factor in a spike in crime in New York. Ocasio-Cortes backed away and told him he was being rude. “The two then parted ways,” The Hill reported. “Ocasio-Cortez headed into the building, while Yoho, joined by Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas), began descending toward the House office buildings. A few steps down, Yoho offered a parting thought to no one in particular. ‘Fucking bitch,’ he said. On Wednesday, Yoho spoke on the House floor to “apologize for the abrupt manner of the conversation I had with my colleague from New York,” while denying he’d spoken the slur heard by a reporter. On Thursday, Ocasio-Cortes delivered the following remarks from the House floor.
About two days ago, I was walking up the steps of the Capitol when Representative Yoho suddenly turned a corner, and he was accompanied by Representative Roger Williams, and accosted me on the steps right here in front of our Nation’s Capitol. I was minding my own business, walking up the steps, and Representative Yoho put his finger in my face. He called me disgusting; he called me crazy; he called me out of my mind; and he called me dangerous. And then he took a few more steps, and after I had recognized his comments as rude, he walked away, and said: I’m rude? You are calling me rude?
I took a few steps ahead, and I walked inside and cast my vote because my constituents send me here each and every day to fight for them and to make sure that they are able to keep a roof over their head, that they are able to feed their families, and that they are able to carry their lives with dignity. I walked back out, and there were reporters in the front of the Capitol. And in front of reporters, Representative Yoho called me, and I quote, “a fucking bitch.”
These are the words that Representative Yoho levied against a Congresswoman, a Congresswoman that not only represents New York’s 14th Congressional District but every Congresswoman and every woman in this country because all of us have had to deal with this in some form, some way, some shape, at some point in our lives.
And I want to be clear that Representative Yoho’s comments were not deeply hurtful or piercing to me because I have worked a working-class job; I have waited tables in restaurants; I have ridden the subway; I have walked the streets in New York City, and this kind of language is not new. I have encountered words uttered by Mr. Yoho and men uttering the same words as Mr. Yoho while I was being harassed in restaurants. I have tossed men out of bars that have used language like Mr. Yoho’s, and I have encountered this type of harassment riding the subway in New York City. This is not new, and that is the problem. Mr. Yoho was not alone. He was walking shoulder-to-shoulder with Representative Roger Williams.
And that is when we start to see that this issue is not about one incident. It is cultural. It is a culture of lack of impunity, of accepting of violence and violent language against women and an entire structure of power that supports that. Because not only have I been spoken to disrespectfully, particularly by Members of the Republican Party and elected officials in the Republican Party–not just here, but the President of the United States last year told me to “go home” to another country, was the implication, that I don’t even belong in America.
The Governor of Florida, Governor DeSantis, before I even was sworn in, called me a “whatever that is.”
Dehumanizing language is not new, and what we are seeing is that incidents like these are happening in a pattern. This is a pattern of an attitude towards women and dehumanization of others. So while I was not deeply hurt or offended by little comments that are made, when I was reflecting on this, I honestly thought that I was just going to pack it up and go home. It is just another day, right? But then, yesterday, Representative Yoho decided to come to the floor of the House of Representatives and make excuses for his behavior, and that I could not let go. I could not allow my nieces, I could not allow the little girls that I go home to, I could not allow victims of verbal abuse and worse to see that, to see that excuse and to see our Congress accept it as legitimate and accept it as an apology and to accept silence as a form of acceptance. I could not allow that to stand, which is why I am rising today to raise this point of personal privilege. And I do not need Representative Yoho to apologize to me.
Clearly, he does not want to. Clearly, when given the opportunity, he will not. And I will not stay up late at night waiting for an apology from a man who has no remorse over calling women and using abusive language towards women. But what I do have issue with is using women, our wives and daughters, as shields and excuses for poor behavior. Mr. Yoho mentioned that he has a wife and two daughters. I am two years younger than Mr. Yoho’s youngest daughter. I am someone’s daughter, too. My father, thankfully, is not alive to see how Mr. Yoho treated his daughter. My mother got to see Mr. Yoho’s disrespect on the floor of this House towards me on television. And I am here because I have to show my parents that I am their daughter and that they did not raise me to accept abuse from men.
Now, what I am here to say is that this harm that Mr. Yoho tried to levy against me was not just an incident directed at me, but when you do that to any woman, what Mr. Yoho did was give permission to other men to do that to their daughters. In using that language in front of the press, he gave permission to use that language against his wife, his daughters, women in his community, and I am here to stand up to say that is not acceptable. I do not care what your views are. It does not matter how much I disagree or how much it incenses me or how much I feel that people are dehumanizing others, I will not do that myself. I will not allow people to change and create hatred in our hearts.
And so what I believe is that having a daughter does not make a man decent. Having a wife does not make a decent man. Treating people with dignity and respect makes a decent man. And when a decent man messes up, as we all are bound to do, he tries his best and does apologize–not to save face, not to win a vote. He apologizes genuinely to repair and acknowledge the harm done so that we can all move on. Lastly, what I want to express to Mr. Yoho is gratitude. I want to thank him for showing the world that you can be a powerful man and accost women. You can have daughters and accost women without remorse. You can be married and accost women. You can take photos and project an image to the world of being a family man and accost women without remorse and with a sense of impunity.
It happens every day in this country. It happened here on the steps of our Nation’s Capitol. It happens when individuals who hold the highest office in this land admit to hurting women and using this language against all of us.
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat, represents New York’s 14th congressional district, which includes portions of QWuuens and the Bronx. She was elected in 2018.
Bravo for AOC calling out this behavior! I’d add that it cuts both ways ( though I suspect that women publicly accost men less using profanity).
WILLIAM NELSON says
Both are soooo wrong at using this bad language in site of our U.S. Congress. What has become of the honor of our country, regardless of party affiliation ??????
Only Me says
Ted Yoho has no business Representing any state if this is how he acts towards the opposite sex. He is a grown man with a wife and two female daughters, is this the example he gives to his family?
He acted so unprofessional and our taxpaying citizens pay his salary and he either should resign or removed from his duties.
How would Governor DeSantis like someone speaking to his wife that way?
With AOC’s creative drama history, along with her previous use of profanity in her rants why would you automatically believe her. Before we condemn and judge someone, know the facts. She is an embarrassment and a joke.
Yoho was just telling the truth!
I bet your a Republican “Family Values ” Voter
as a “Veteran” you should know better
Sadly the woman is delusional. Because I throw a stone at you doesn’t mean that you must return that stone . Be a better person.
Agree, be a bigger person.
Ed Retired says
Here’s the difference Yo-yo would not have said similar to a guy, but attacking a female usually has no consequences. He did it for macho points with his sidekick and had no fear of reprisal. Obviously AOC won’t take that sh t. Disagree vehemently on the floor no insults personally. Yo-yo loses big time.
Bill C says
Interesting… implicit in your answer is the assumption that if YOU throw a stone it’s rational, but if the other person throws one back it’s delusional! Or in this case is it only because it’s a WOMAN who fought back that it’s delusional? COWARDS always pick on those they think can’t fight back.
I dont like her saying that she made an ignorant arrogant ass look foolish plain and simple. He is just another parrot and here in FL we are stuck with many of them for now.
The Voice Of Reason says
Wow, actual leadership on display. What an articulate, accurate speech. Yoho and his buddy williams are both a disgrace and embarrassment to this country. The repub party is trash and needs to be tossed into a dumpster. To those who disagree, put down your little man club card and crawl back in your hole. Put trumpster in the dumpster!
I fear God not Government says
Antifa and blm are putting your Democrat cities in the dump all by themselves we don’t even have to get our hands dirty!!
So disgusted in PC says
@The Voice of Reason- I love YOU!!! LOL-Put Trumpster in the dumpster OMG I cannot stop laughing at that one – that is totally EPIC!!! And I 100% agree with you – total disgrace. Vomit on all of them as well as on all the weak, insecure women who come on here applauding this type of disgusting behavior! I guess you enjoy when your husbands call you Fucking Bitches!
6 feet says
Ok Don, thank you for enlightening women everywhere. Using simplistic tag lines is extremely helpful when you neither comprehend nor have experienced, being a woman. Yes dear, you are right, women should sit still and look pretty having no defenses against anything or anyone lest it becomes threatening to your masculinity. Lol.
God is on the side of A.O.C. ! And the people of faith stand with her!
scott c sammons says
don’t drag GOD into this…God is on the side of TRUTH alone. People of “Faith” are NOT with AOC!!!
6 feet says
Ah, the irony of blindly defending an evil, racist, rapist, con man, misogynist, pathological liar, and I could go on…and you are so entitled in your misguided, fake, cherry picked bible thumping bigotry. Oh darling, what would Jesus do? Try and do that. I guarantee it’s something trump has Never done.
Trailer Bob says
Trump? Really? This article was not about Trump, but please feel free to have a meltdown.
BTW. Impunity means to do something without fear of retribution. AOC says this is a culture that “lacks impunity.” She has no idea what the word “impunity’ means.
The Hill’s recap is vague — it doesn’t say how far away AOC was when he finished his tirade — 3 steps, 5 steps, 10 steps? — but apparently she heard the F word and so did the reporter. So, yes, it was crude and an apology was in order. But these are strange times, and the Squad feels entitled to insult the its enemies, especially President Trump, with whatever profanity it wants. I’m thinking of the “Impeach the M-F” t-shirt that a Squad congresswoman was promoting just a few months ago. So everyone needs to watch their language, both Trump and his opponents, male and female.
FlaglerLive, I wasn’t aware that there were so many Q’Anon trolls in your online following. Certainly good red blooded Christian Americans wouldn’t make such vile comments. It must be trolls. Right?
Observant Citizen says
When I was a child my third grade teacher had a lesson on opinions vs. facts. We had to write an essay, I believe on it. Leading up to it, she’d ask us, “Tell me if this is an opinion or fact: Peas are disgusting,” and for those students who hated peas for a fact, their answer were wrong when they stated that it was a fact.” She educated us to understand that saying, “I think peas are disgusting,” could be a fact if it were true,” but it is only an opinion to make the big statement that peas were disgusting since some people didn’t feel that way.
That said, in the comments here and based on what I’ve seen of certain commissioners, many adults don’t seem to fully understand this concept on opinion vs. fact, or on opinion vs. truth.
This bully has no business representing Florida in DC. He is the one insulting the congresswoman over her strong believes lobbying in congress. Enough, he should be forced to better resign. OMG invoking God, his paternity and marital status justifying his blasphemous language and behavior towards a colleague congresswoman?
E, Hoffa says
AOC has a lot of problems understanding American Values! AOC has called people who do NOT agree with her super leftist programs every UGLY name in the book!
Enough is Enough! Start being Working members of the Congress and Senate OR RESIGN!
CB from PC says
AOC single-handedly destroyed the job opportunities, tac revenue and disposable income spending to local businesses when Amazon withdrew the distribution facility from her district. Typical keep the people dependent on the government Marxist playbook.
The woman has no handle on how the economy works. Free rent and bankrupting Medicare for all schemes. Didn’t anyone learn anything by the Obama-Biden failed Solyndra and “shovel ready” spending disasters?
No sympathy from me says
This whinning lady , and i use that term loosley, is only using this a ap political move. I saw the interveiw with Yohoand he told what was said. This girl is wrong on so many levels and should be removed from office. She is what is wrong with our country today. Her and people like her have to make a big deal out of anything for attention. She is playing the media like a banjo.
Trailer Bob says
I do not believe this is a male or female issue as AOC has built it to be.
People have been calling other people names since humans could communicate.
Remember old saying “sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me”?
But I have to wake up and read her rant first thing in the morning because why?
If she doesn’t realize that she is a major antagonist, one that is bent on fundamentally changing the country as we know it, right OR wrong, then she may just be naive.
If you agree with her disdain for the people who love America and want to protect the best parts of this great country, I start to get a little worried for the USA. I am sick of America being degraded, ridiculed, and having statues, building, institutions burned, painted with graffiti, with the press making the vandals heros. AOC needs to look in the mirror of the recent past to see what her words have done to civility. Welcome to America…Love it or Leave it, because “apparently” there are plenty to other places to live that are superior to the USA.
William Moya says
Regardless of who wins the election, this is America today and tomorrow, we created a system that sees change as anathema and the human condition as its enemy.
Yoho is a jerk Yahoo !
She wants to be able to hurl her stones, but when they are returned, suddenly she wants to he spoken to as if she were a “lady”. How convenient. I thought we were past speaking to females with “padded gloves”, or treating them any differently than males, doesn’t that included speak? I used to think and act differently, but after it being pointed out that I am not needed to open your doors, offer my seat, or call you Mam, that those things are also misogynistic, I no longer do those things. Dont want to offend anyone by thinking they can’t open their own doors, and dont expect special speech or tones. It’s tough when you get what you want, then realize it isnt what you thought.
My Two Cents says
My views of Representative Ocasio-Cortez have risen based on her eloquent response to this far too familiar phrase many women, maybe all, have experienced at some point in life, leveled by those who would prefer we have no thoughts, words, or actions that are contrary to their own. She is correct. Letting folks dismiss such language and thoughts as no big deal does nothing to acknowledge the hate and violence intended by those words. I applaud her for holding those responsible for their actions, and if it happens to be an elected member of congress responsible for such behavior, then so be it. Learning to view our actions through the eyes of others may be painful, but it helps us to become more aware of the costs to the people we share the world with. Hopefully, it provides an opportunity to learn and grow from our mistakes.
elizabeth cutler says
this is tabloid material and not worth putting on page one
The foul, empty language is a sign of absolute thought bankruptcy.
This kind of attitude and behavior is not new. It’s is prevalent in every part of our society. When a woman speaks her mind, she is called despicable names. It is 2020 and we are still being silenced by both men and other women who don’t even know themselves well enough to realize just how much internalized misogyny they’ve incorporated into their being. They insult other women based on their physical appearance or because they dared to speak out when wronged or in the name of social justice.
Women, we get enough judgement and foul behavior from certain men, we need to be supporting each other not sabotaging. Women’s rights are human rights.
The country is in the toilet
People are dying
Trump is golfing
This congression women is telling us why
Arrogance at the highest level
It about time to get off the golf course and get on your kenee and
Start scrubbing the floors clean
Oh that’s a women job
Yeah right. The country was arrogant too
Not we all live with it
Thanks for making American stupid again
Combat vet says
I don’t think Trump is making America stupid, I think the stupid was there before him.
Wait just a minute here! While there are those that do not agree with Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s political perspective, using abusive, highly offensive language and misogynist name calling is completely outrageous and despicable! Name calling is the last bastion of the ignorant idiot. Sure, passionately disagree with her political opinions, but such “personal” attacks have no place in our society, much less in any kind of professional setting.
She is absolutely correct in calling out representative Yoho for his completely unacceptable behavior! He not only has made himself look despicable, but he has also blemished his political position and party. He has no business representing Floridians!
For any one who comments here that Yoho was correct, in any way, with his language. . . . you should be absolutely ashamed!
B from PC says
What about all the name calling towards our commander and chief? Just because he engages in name calling doesn’t mean commenters here should. But I read it often and there is no outrage. Just saying
I do not agree with AOC politics. Her politics are bad for our country. But I do not condone the behavior of this Florida Representative. He was wrong and needs to apologize.
I agree totally with the point that AOC states about in this article. Abuse in any shape or form to a woman from a man, to a woman from a woman, to a man from a woman and to a man from a man is wrong and unacceptable in any society around this globe. However I will bet my last dollar that profanity and verbal abuse goes on daily in government under closed doors away from the press and TV’s. Unfortunately, AOC, happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. There is no doubt her time in government is coming to an end because of her own demonstrative lack of knowledge and common sense. What were her constituents thinking when they voted her into the House of Representatives other than their own lack of common sense and reality.
Willy Boy says
Misandry is rampant, too!
What? AOC wasn’t in the wrong place at the wrong time. . . . she was on her way to and from voting as a duly elected Congressional Representative. Yoho went out of his way to accost and verbally abuse her in a profanity laced tirade. . . in front of reporters no less.
His lame excuse was that he has a wife and daughters. . . . blah! blah! blah!
Yoho “should” have profusely apologized to personally to AOC in front of reporters, and vowed to never communicate like that again, to anyone.
You know what. . . . condoning such things simply because trump does the demeaning, name calling thing, or his disgusting description of grabbing women by their %^&&*#$. . . . or, because there is an assumption that such language is used in Congress all the time denotes a small minded, chauvinistic attitude to say the very least.
AOC, and other women like her are likely to be around long enough to be a force for change in the future. Women will continue to rise in the political landscape. . . . as “the cult” says, get over it!
The Voice Of Reason says
Sherry, Please keep speaking up here. While jokingly referring to myself as “The Voice Of Reason”, day in and day out, you are a constant, articulate voice of reason when you chose to comment. Sincere thanks! TVOR
PS, of course I agree with your sentiment on this issue.
B from PC says
So let’s elect Joe. He is only seen on camera smelling hair, pretty creepy! What about the woman who accused him of fondling or something. You know, the aid or campaign worker. I don’t know the details because nobody talks about it anymore. Has Joe been cleared?
Trailer Bob says
OK, the guys a jerk and it was not too smart to get into name calling.
Can we grow up and move on here?
AOC has said many hurtful and stupid things as well with regard to Republicans.
Guess she gets a pass.
Trailer Bob. . . . could you please post a link to the stories you are referring to. . . . the ones where AOC “personally”called other members of Congress names using abusive/sexist profanity. Seriously, I can’t find all those “hurtful and stupid things” you are referring to, and I’d really like to read them.
However, I found lots of articles of where Republicans have called her “stupid” and “a little girl”, etc. I am hoping she defended herself.
Thanks so much!
Trailer Bob says
Calm down. I said she has said “hurtful and stupid things”. What are you, the speech police? Do we all have to share your opinion because you are a liberal? Please stay with people who think like yourself, then no one will have to change their opinions to make you happy. By the way, AOC is one crazy person. Wow…just wow.
Calm down and do your research and back up your statements with facts. That’s what this is.
Thanks “Voice of Reason”. . . . right back to ya!
Just the other day she calls the statue in the US capitol building of Father Damien, a canonized saint in the Catholic Church, a part of “white supremacist culture”. I find almost everything she says racist, divisive, and offensive.
GEEEEEZ! As usual. . . . everything taken out of context. AOC was trying to point out that while there are statues to “white men” EVERYWHERE in the US, there are very few of women and people of color.
“Even when we select figures to tell the stories of colonized places, it is the colonizers and the settlers whose stories are told — and virtually no one else,” Ocasio-Cortez said Thursday amid a larger rant about the lack of minority representation in the Capitol. “This is what patriarchy and white supremacy culture looks like! It’s not radical or crazy to understand the influence white supremacist culture has historically had in our overall culture and how it impacts the present day.”
“Check out Hawaii’s statue. It’s not Queen Lili’uokalani of Hawaii, the only Queen Regnant of Hawaii, who is immortalized and whose story is told,” the congresswoman added, referring to the indigenous monarch who ruled the Hawaiian Kingdom until its overthrow in 1893. “It is Father Damien. This isn’t to litigate each and every statue, but to point out the patterns that have emerged among the totality of them in who we are taught to deify in our nation’s Capitol: virtually all men, all white, and mostly both.”
ANYTHING else from FOX and the “CULT” today?
I don’t belong to any cult, this sounds like a demeaning comment intended to silence views different from your own.
The statue of Father Damien was meant to honor a saintly man who died tending to lepers, and that’s all. His statue is not what white supremacy looks like, and it is disgusting that anyone would have that view or defend that view instead of seeing the self sacrifice that the statue honors.
If Ms Ocasio-Cortez thinks that someone else needs to be honored, she should lobby on behalf of that person, instead of vilifying and defaming Father Damien.
Her comments were not taken out of context. Her comments are perfect examples of the grievance culture that Ms Ocasio-Cortez represents, to support her political aims. One has to wonder whether she is either that callous or that delusional.
Awwwww. . . . apparently there are those commenting here who get upset when asked for actual “in context” FACTS.
It does have one considering just how credible their opinions, prejudices and comments are.
I have provided Flaglerlive readers with actual quotes from AOC. Which do not appear to be all that “racist, divisive, hurtful, stupid or crazy”. Those descriptors may be “opinions” from FOX talking heads which may have been mindlessly assimilated, and then regurgitated in comments here. If that isn’t “cult” behavior, then what is ? :)
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OK. . . let’s weigh Biden’s “hair sniffing” in one hand VS trump’s long list of sexually abusive exploits. . . trump is #1 hands down:
Beginning with the video of him bragging about grabbing women by the @#$$%, and him paying off prostitute Stormy Daniels.
Then there is this highly summarized paragraph from Wikipedia:
Donald Trump, current president of the United States, has been accused of rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment, including non-consensual kissing or groping, by at least 25 women since the 1970s. The accusations have resulted in three much reported instances of litigation: his then-wife Ivana made a rape claim during their 1989 divorce litigation but later recanted that claim; businesswoman Jill Harth sued Trump in 1997 alleging breach of contract while also suing for nonviolent sexual harassment but withdrew the latter suit as part of a settlement for relating to the former suit; and, in 2017, former The Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos filed a defamation lawsuit after Trump called her a liar.
Unpersuaded, unintimidated, and not distracted by the Trump is worse argument. This is about her. She is nasty and then tries to hide from criticism because of her race and gender.
Then her supporters try to silence her critics by playing the same game.
AGAIN. . . . please, will one of you AOC HATERS please post a link to a “credible” IN CONTEXT source for all those “crazy, stupid, hurtful, nasty” quotes directly from AOC. I really would like to read them. Otherwise, your comments about her are nothing more than despicable hate mongering.
Jim O says
Here is some.. there are many examples of her showing her inexperience and frankly stupidity.
(CNN)New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a talented, charismatic young politician who has struck the political world with a force and impact rarely seen among even those who have been at it for a much longer time. That said, she is very new to all of this — she had never run for anything before she beat Rep. Joe Crowley in a primary last summer — and she makes beginner’s mistakes.
She made a big one during a sit-down with Anderson Cooper that aired on “60 Minutes” on Sunday. Here’s the exchange:
Cooper: One of the criticisms of you is that— that your math is fuzzy. The Washington Post recently awarded you four Pinocchios—
Ocasio-Cortez: Oh my goodness—
Cooper: —for misstating some statistics about Pentagon spending?
Ocasio-Cortez: If people want to really blow up one figure here or one word there, I would argue that they’re missing the forest for the trees. I think that there’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right.
Cooper: —for misstating some statistics about Pentagon spending?
Cooper: But being factually correct is important—
Ocasio-Cortez: It’s absolutely important. And whenever I make a mistake. I say, “OK, this was clumsy.” and then I restate what my point was. But it’s— it’s not the same thing as— as the President lying about immigrants. It’s not the same thing, at all.
Let’s start with some context. At issue is a December tweet in which Ocasio-Cortez said that $21 trillion in the Pentagon’s financial transactions “could not be traced, documented, or explained” — and noted that such an amount of money could cover two-thirds of the total cost of Medicare for All.
But as The Washington Post’s Fact Checker noted, the $21 trillion claim was quite, well, fuzzy. “It’s unconvincing to try to pass this off as a rhetorical point being misread,” wrote the Fact-Checker in awarding Ocasio-Cortez four Pinocchios. “She cited the $21 trillion figure and said ‘66% of Medicare for All could have been funded already by the Pentagon.’ That’s a direct comparison. It’s badly flawed.”
BTW – my comparison of Biden’s hair sniffing to trump’s sexual abuses is in response to the comment from B from PC. Therefore, it most certainly was relevant and “in context”. . . just sayin’. . .
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Thanks so much. . . . absolutely AOC is human and has made some mistakes, for which she should be fact checked and held accountable. . . just as “ALL” those in political office should. Wow! If we compared her “fact checked” mistakes to trump, he would beat her very easily. . . Yes, he is #1 at something!
However, that does NOT prove that AOC has called Republicans profanity laced names, or that she is “crazy, stupid, hurtful, nasty, racist, divisive”. . . etc., as claimed by the cult of haters commenting here.
Consider the possibility that there is a FOX drumbeat of systemic prejudice against her because of her gender, age and Puerto Rican heritage (not lily white European).
Thanks so much for trying, though! Stay safe, healthy. . . . and VOTE!!!
Oh yeah. . . and AOC just teamed up with Kalama Harris another (non-lily white) “woman”, to try and advance some legislation on “Climate Change”. . . you know, that Democratic hoax that is already massively threatening our environment and our actual existence on this planet:
The big news about Kamala Harris is that she was tapped yesterday as Joe Biden’s running mate, making her the first Black woman and the first Asian-American candidate on a major party’s presidential ticket. But the junior senator from California has also been making headlines for her environmental justice agenda.
Last week, Harris teamed up with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York to introduce new climate equity legislation. The bill would create an Office of Climate and Environmental Justice Accountability and require the government to evaluate the impact of any environmental regulation on low-income communities and communities of color. This comes after Harris introduced the Senate version of the Environmental Justice for All Act, which would require federal agencies to consider the cumulative effects of air and water pollution before issuing new permits, in late July.
The partnership between Harris and Ocasio-Cortez drew praise from progressive climate activists and may be a sign of unity among Democrats in the months leading up to the November presidential election. “We must center the fight for environmental and climate justice in the broader conversation,” Harris told InsideClimate News.