The anti-fascist anti-misogyny speech of 2020 by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Today, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivered in an hour of personal privilege in the US Congress, a speech everyone should listen to as the US Federal Government sends troops of the White House into opposition regions of the United States, as fascist leaders are known to do.
The Congresswoman from New York was responding to a verbally violent attack from the Republican Party’s representative in the third district of Florida.
“I have tossed men out of bars [who] have used language like Mr. Yoho’s… This is not new and that is the problem.”
The speaker’s eyes teared up as she spoke of her father.
“Mr. Yoho mentioned that he has a wife and two daughters. I am two years younger than Mr. Yoho’s youngest daughter. I am someone’s daughter, too. My father, thankfully, is not alive to see how Mr. Yoho treated his daughter.”
I never spoke to Rep. Yoho before he decided to accost me on the steps of the nation’s Capitol yesterday.
Believe it or not, I usually get along fine w/ my GOP colleagues. We know how to check our legislative sparring at the committee door.
But hey, “b*tches” get stuff done. 🤷🏽♀️ https://t.co/WlG3xccwR7
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 21, 2020
Here is my full response regarding Mr. Yoho and the culture of misogyny that inspired his actions.
I am deeply appreciative of my colleagues and everyone speaking up and out against the rampant mistreatment of women both in Congress and across the country. ⬇️ https://t.co/nFfxy5UdmP
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 23, 2020