A Florida Republican was forced to say sorry for calling a Democratic socialist from New York, a difficult person.
Rep. Ted Yoho has expressed regret for showing his “disgust” of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s theory that poverty and unemployment caused crime to jump in New York City during the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus pandemic.
The congressman then allegedly swore at Ocasio-Cortez, a comment he withdrew after being pressured by the Democrats.
“I rise to apologize for the abrupt manner of the conversation I had with my colleague from New York,” he said in a video shared on Twitter. “It is true that we disagree with policies and visions for America but that does not mean we should be disrespectful.”
However, Yoho revealed he never actually uttered the expletives and was still made to show remorse for a verbal attack that did not take place.
“The offensive name-calling words attributed to me by the press were never spoken to my colleagues,” he said. “If they were construed that way, I apologize for their misunderstanding.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s address to Congress added further doubt about whether the heated exchange happened because she did not feel offended in retrospect.
“I want to be clear that Rep. Yoho’s comments were not deeply hurtful or piercing to me,” she said in a video shared on Twitter. “This kind of language is not new, I do not need Rep. Yoho to apologize to me … 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.”
Even after the apology, Ocasio-Cortez refused to accept it and called it a disingenuous gesture.
“[Yoho] lies [as] this was not a ‘conversation,’ it was verbal assault,” she said on Twitter. “[He] distracts by making it about poverty (ironically) [and] says everyone else is wrong and the incident never happened. This is not an apology.”
Yoho had nothing further to add about the alleged incident. The Oval Office recently expressed serious concern about elected representatives who appear to promote extreme policies.
“The radical left Democrats, who totally control [Joe] Biden, will destroy our country as we know it,” President Donald Trump said on Twitter. “Unimaginably bad things would happen to America. [Just] look at Portland, where the politicians are just fine with 50 days of anarchy. We sent in help. Look at New York, Chicago, [and] Philadelphia.”