Dateline: Monday, July 21st, 2020. (U.S.A.)
When bullying Florida Republican Congressman Ted Yoho (or is it Yahoo?) picked a fight with New York Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), on the steps of our nation’s Capitol Building, he obviously and grossly underestimated the constitution of his intended victim. Yoho was accompanied by Texas Republican Congressman Roger Williams who ultimately displayed even more cowardice than Yoho himself, by later stating that he was in such deep thought that he really wasn’t paying attention to Yoho who was screaming, and therefore didn’t know the content of the conversation. Not showing much more courage than Williams, a nearby news reporter, The Hill’s Mike Lissis posted that Yoho’s most defamatory statement, made when he walked a few steps away was, “Fucking bitch,” which according to Lissis, was directed at, “no one in particular.” Oh really? No one in particular? Crack reporting, to be sure.
Dateline: Thursday, July 24th, 2020. (U.S.A.)
Trying to employ damage control, Yoho issued an unapologetic apology on the House floor which reeked of White privilege, husband and daddy (he has two daughters) deflection, and a good measure of Bible thumping to boot. For her part, AOC was having none of it, issuing a measured, mature and heartfelt rebuttal to Yoho’s doggerel. Her most telling statement, which honored the memory of her father was, “I’m someone’s daughter too.”
Note to Ted Yoho: You got your ass kicked, buddy.