On House floor, Dem. women call out abusive treatment by men
By ALAN FRAM Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's outrage over a Republican lawmaker's verbal assault has broadened into an extraordinary moment on the House floor.
Ocasio-Cortez and other Democrats took to the House floor Thursday to demand an end to a sexist culture of "accepting violence and violent language against women."
They called out Florida GOP Rep. Ted Yoho, who had angrily confronted Ocasio-Cortez on the House steps this week and called her names.
Yoho expressed some contrition this week, but Ocasio-Cortez rejected it as insufficient.
Ocasio-Cortez and her colleagues cast the incident as all-too-common behavior by men, including President Donald Trump and other Republicans.