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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D.-N.Y.) told CNN in an interview on Friday that during what she said was an encounter with a Republican congressman who called her “a f*cking b*tch” on the steps of the Capitol earlier this week, another Republican congressman “literally started hollering about throwing urine.”
Rep. Ted Yoho (R.-Fla.) is the congressmen Ocasio-Cortez said in a speech on the House floor on Thursday (CSPAN video below) called her “a f*cking b*tch.” Rep. Roger Williams (R.-Texas), who she says was walking with Yoho, is the congressman she now says “literally started hollering about throwing urine.”
“In the interview,” CNN reported, “Ocasio-Cortez added more detail about Yoho’s broadside before he reportedly called her a ‘f*cking b*tch’ within an earshot of a reporter from The Hill newspaper. Ocasio-Cortez was walking up the east front steps of the Capitol to cast a vote Monday afternoon when both Yoho and Texas GOP Rep. Roger Williams approached her as they were walking down the steps.”
CNN reported what Ocasio-Cortez said about what Williams said as follows:
“Williams, meantime, was first watching Yoho and then Williams ‘literally started hollering about throwing urine,’ Ocasio-Cortez said Friday.
“‘He started talking about throwing urine,’ she said. ‘I don’t know what he was talking about. I think he was maybe talking about an incident at some protest somewhere that I don’t know about. But he started talking about throwing urine and at that point, I was so bewildered. I was like, these folks are out of their minds.’”
CNN reported Williams response to what Ocasio-Cortez said as follows:
“On Friday, Williams refused to talk about Ocasio-Cortez’s claim that he was involved in bullying her. He said ‘no’ when asked if he heard Yoho call her “disgusting.” And he would not discuss the incident further or the allegations from the New York Democrat.
“‘We put a statement on it right after it happened,’ Williams told CNN. ‘I’m not going to talk about any of it.’
“In the Tuesday statement, Williams’ office said, ‘The Congressman did not participate in the exchange between Congressman Yoho and Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez, nor did he hear what was said in their conversation. Any comments overheard or attributed to Congressman Williams were part of a separate conversation that he and Congressman Yoho were having. Congressman Williams would have immediately condemned that type of language towards any colleague.’”