Ocasio-Cortez Rejects Yoho’s Apology In Verbal Spat


WASHINGTON — A Republican congressman is offering an apology for the “abrupt manner” he used in a verbal confrontation with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

But Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida, who represents the Gainesville area, is denying aiming a sexist slur at the freshman New York lawmaker. Ocasio-Cortez rejected Yoho’s remarks, saying he hadn’t mentioned her name or specified what he was apologizing for. She also said what she heard was a vulgar slur.

Yoho made his remarks on the House floor a day after Ocasio-Cortez said he’d angrily harangued her outside the Capitol over her linkage of joblessness and some recent crimes.

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