Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) has resigned from the board of directors of the Christian charity, Bread for the World, after he allegedly told Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) she was “disgusting” and a “fucking bitch” over her comments excusing the rampant violence, looting and property damage during the ongoing BLM protests as nothing more than people who “feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry that night.”
AOC on increased NYC crime: “Maybe this has to do with the fact that people aren’t paying their rent & are scared to pay their rent & so they go out & they need to feed their child & they don’t have money so… they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry.” pic.twitter.com/oHSTWWJZ6a
— The Hill (@thehill) July 12, 2020
The bipartisan organization devoted to targeting hunger and poverty around the world said in a Saturday statement that it called for Yoho’s resignation, as his actions are “not reflective of the ethical standards expected of members of our Board of Directors,” according to The Hill.
Hungry Americans foraging for bread. Sadly this beauty supply store was out. pic.twitter.com/G0a2E5IrnD
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 19, 2020
— I Might Be Donna (@Crypsis12) July 12, 2020
Watch the necessary and justified looting of this shoe-shaped bread in @AOC’s district.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 18, 2020
As the Heritage Foundation notes:
New York recorded 528 shootings from the beginning of the year to the end of last month. Year-to-date, New York City has seen a 53.5% increase in shooting incidents, a 63% increase in shooting victims, and a 27% increase in murders. Burglary has also increased 45% and theft of automobiles is up 61%.
We wonder if Yoho come under similar scrutiny if he made the alleged comments to a male colleague?