Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Ted Yoho bites his thumb, sir

After "a brief but heated exchange" with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on the Capitol steps on Monday, Representative Ted Yoho (R-FL) was heard to mutter "fucking bitch". In response to criticism, Yoho's spokesman Brian Kaveney said that Yoho "did not call Rep. Ocasio-Cortez what has been reported in 'The Hill' or any name for that matter. Instead, he made a brief comment to himself as he walked away [...].” Or, as Sampson says to Gregory in the first scene of "Romeo and Juliet", "No, sir, I do not bite my thumb at you, sir, but I bite my thumb, sir." Ocasio-Cortez turned the insult around, tweeting that "'b*tches' get stuff done". (Andrew Shields, #111words, 22 July)



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