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Christian Organization Forces Congressman Who Called AOC A 'F*cking B*tch' To Resign From Board

Christian Organization Forces Congressman Who Called AOC A 'F*cking B*tch' To Resign From Board
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Florida Congressman Ted Yoho made national headlines on July 21 when he was overheard calling Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a "f*cking b*tch" on the steps of the Capitol.

His sexist behavior has now resulted in his removal from the board of a Christian charity.

Yoho, who had only moments ago interrupted AOC's remarks about crime and poverty, told her she was "out of her freaking mind" before storming off and making the illicit remark.

When reporters everywhere noted the misogynist nature of Yoho's insult, he took to the House floor to make an "apology."

But, like many men who make public apologies for discriminatory behavior, Yoho failed to acknowledge his own shortcomings or take responsibility for the harm he'd done.

AOC quickly responded online, calling out Yoho's remarks for their transparent attempts at media manipulation.

On July 23, Ocasio-Cortez took the House floor to make her own speech calling out Yoho.

The speech immediately went viral and has garnered universal praise.

"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. What Mr. Yoho did was give permission for men to use that language against his daughters."
"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."

The public has sided overwhelmingly with AOC.

It was announced shortly after her speech that Ted Yoho had been asked to resign from the board of the Christian charity "Bread for the World."

The charity issued a statement saying:

"We believe that Rep. Ted Yoho's recent actions and words as reported in the media are not reflective of the ethical standards expected of members of our Board of Directors."
"Bread sought his resignation as an action that reaffirms our commitment to coming alongside women and people of color, nationally and globally, as they continue to lead us to a more racially inclusive and equitable world."

Many online called for Yoho's resignation.

This has not been a good month for Floridian politicians.

Many praised "Bread for the World" for their high moral standards.

Yoho's behavior wouldn't be acceptable in the real world, so it shouldn't be acceptable in Congress.

Perhaps someday Congress will be free from sexist language and misogyny.