Rep. Ted Yoho took to the House floor on Wednesday to deliver the weak apology. As Ocasio-Cortez says, he did not name her or accept any real responsibility for his expletive-laden outburst towards her — an act of cowardly intimidation.
“I rise today to apologize 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,” he said to his peers.
He threw in a spiel about him and his wife once living on food stamps and that he has many times taken an “anti-poverty” stance in his role as Congressman.
“I will commit to each of you that I will conduct myself from a place of passion and understanding that policy and political disagreement be vigorously debated with the knowledge that we approach the problems facing our nation with the betterment with the country in mind and the people we serve,” he said.
“I cannot apologize for my passion or for loving my God, my family and my country.”