Florida Man says he’s sorry.
Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) apologized Wednesday to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) for calling her a “f---ing b--ch” after a spat on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
The conservative lawmaker took the House of Representatives floor to say sorry “for the abrupt manner of the conversation I had with my colleague from New York.”
“It is true that we disagree on policies and visions for America but that does not mean we should be disrespectful,” Yoho said.
Even as he said he was sorry, Yoho claimed that he is very conscious of the dangers of “offensive name-calling.”
“Having been married for 45 years with two daughters, I’m very cognizant of my language,” he said.
He suggested that was not referring to AOC when he uttered the misogynistic epithet seconds after walking away from the argument, although he did not exactly deny it, either.
“The words attributed to me by the press were never spoken to my colleagues,” said Yoho.
Yoho faced off with AOC Monday and called her “disgusting” for suggesting that a recent spike in New York City crime could be attributed to hungry parents shoplifting food for their families.
Ocasio-Cortez reportedly fired back by calling Yoho “rude.”
That’s when the Florida guy stalked off. A reporter overheard him use the b-word.
Yoho was immediately hit with a wave of criticism and calls for an apology.
Several male colleagues posted that they agree with AOC’s stance on crime, and noted that Yoho had not seen fit to confront them.