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Ted Yoho calls Ocasio-Cortez ‘fucking bitch’

July 21, 2020 GMT

Things got personal on Capitol Hill this week after a GOP lawmaker told Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that attempting to attribute rising crime in New York City during the coronavirus to job losses and poverty is “disgusting.”

Thel Hill newspaper reported that Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida and Ms. Ocascio-Cortez had a brief encounter on the Capitol Steps in front of a reporter.

“You are out of your freaking mind,” Mr. Yoho told her.

The Hill reported Ms. Ocascio-Cortez, a far-left superstar, countered that he was being “rude” and she later told the newspaper that she had never experienced such an exchange with a fellow lawmaker and was taken aback.

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Mr. Yoho apparently also had a parting shot for Ms. Ocascio Cortez, according to the newspaper.

As he moved away, Mr. Yoho reportedly said, “F---ing Bitch.”

Mr. Yoho told The Hill he had “no comment” when asked about the exchange a few hours later.