I wanted to analyze some of what she says: i’m, going to play the whole 10 minute thing and pause it throughout and give some commentary and two what i’d like to do is issue a challenge to those watching this video do your absolute best not to cringe Or shake your head when you’re watching this video, because the first time i watched this, i was not able to do that. Good luck. About two days ago, i was walking up the steps of the capitol when representative yoho suddenly turned a corner and he was accompanied by representative roger williams and it costed me on the steps right here in front of our nation’s capital. I was minding my own business. Walking up on the steps and representative yoho put his finger in my face. He called me disgusting. He called me crazy. He called me out of my mind and he called me dangerous, and then he took a few more steps and after i had recognized his uh after i had recognized his his comments as rude. He walked away and said i’m rude you’re. Calling me rude. I took a few steps ahead and i walked inside and cast my vote and because my constituents send me here, each and every day to fight for them and to make sure that they are able to keep a roof over their head.

That they’re able to feed their families that they’re able to carry their lives with dignity.

I walked back out and there were reporters in the front of the capitol and in front of reporters representative yoho called me, and i quote: a fucking bitch. These are the words that representative yoho levied against a congresswoman, the congresswoman that not only represents new york’s 14th congressional district, but every congresswoman and every woman in this country, because all right. So we are one minute and 41 seconds in of the 10 minutes and what she’s going to do for the remaining eight minutes is talk about how women are victims in the united states, because some guy called one person a bitch. All of us have had to deal with this in some form, some way some shape at some point in our lives, and i want to be clear that representative yoho’s comments were not deeply hurtful or piercing to me, because i have worked a working class job. I have weighted tables in restaurants, i have ridden the subway, i have walked the streets in new york city and this kind of language is not new. I have encountered words uttered by mr yoho and men uttering the same words as mr yoho. While i was being harassed in restaurants, i have tossed men out of bars that have used language like mr yoho’s and i have encountered this type of harassment writing the subway in new york city.

This is not new, and that is the problem. Mr yoho was not alone; he was walking shoulder to shoulder with representative roger williams and that’s when we start to see that this issue is not about one incident, it is cultural, it is a culture of lack of impunity, of accepting of violence and violent language.

Acceptance of violence in violent language – you heard it here, first folks against women, an entire structure of power that supports that, because not only have i been spoken to disrespectfully, particularly by members of the republican party and elected officials in the republican party, not just here, but The president of the united states last year, told me to go home to another country, is the implication that i don’t even belong in america. The governor of florida, governor desantis, before i even was sworn in called me, a whatever that is dehumanizing language is not new, and what we are seeing is that incidents like these are happening in a pattern. This is a pattern of of an attitude towards women and dehumanization of others. So while i was not deeply hurt or offended by little comments that are made when i was reflecting on this, i i honestly thought that i was just gon na pack. It up and go home it’s just another day right, but then, yesterday representative yoho decided to come to the floor of the house of representatives and make excuses for his behavior and that i could not let go.

I could not allow my nieces. I could not allow the little girls that i go home to. I could not allow victims of verbal abuse and worse to see that to see that excuse. So in case you can’t see what she’s doing again we’re five minutes in we’ve got we’re only halfway there.

She is saying that one guy calling her an effing bitch is indicative of america being a sexist, awful society as a whole and then what she’s going to do just to give a little sneak peek into the next five minutes, she’s going to start crying. Take a look and to see our congress accept it as legitimate and accept it as an apology and to accept silence as a form of acceptance. I could not allow that to stand, which is why i’m rising today to raise this point of personal privilege, and i do not need representative yoho to apologize to me clearly. He does not want to clearly when, given the opportunity, he will not – and i will not stay up late at night – waiting for an apology from a man who has no remorse over calling women and using abusive language towards women. But what i do have issue with is using women, our wives and daughters as shields and excuses for poor behavior. Mr yoho mentioned that he has a wife and two daughters. I am two years younger than mr yoho’s youngest daughter. I am someone’s daughter too my father.

Thankfully, is not alive to see how mr yoho treated his daughter. My mother got to see mr yoho’s disrespect on the floor of this house towards me on television, and i am here because i have to show my parents that i am their daughter and that they did not raise me to accept abuse from men.

Now. What i am here to say is that this harm that mr yoho levied it tried to levy against me was not just an incident directed at me, but when you do that to any woman, what mr yoho did was give permission to other men to do that. To his daughters he gave in using that language in front of the press. He gave permission to use that language against his wife, his daughters, women in his community, and i am here to stand up to say that is not acceptable. I do not care what your views are. It does not matter how much i disagree or how much it incenses me or how much i feel that people are dehumanizing others. I will not do that myself. I will not allow people to change and create hatred in our hearts, and so what i believe is that having a daughter does not make a man decent having a wife does not make a decent man. Treating people with dignity and respect makes a decent man and when a decent man messes up as we all are bound to do, he tries his best and does apologize not to save face not to win a vote.

He apologizes genuinely to repair and acknowledge the harm done so that we can all move on. Lastly, what i want to express to mr yoho is gratitude. I want to thank him for showing the world that you can be a powerful man and a cost women.

You can have daughters and accost women without remorse you can be married and across women you can take photos and project an image to the world of being a family man and a cost women without remorse and with a sense of impunity. It happens every day in this country. It happened here on the steps of our nation’s capital. It happens when the when individuals who hold the highest office in this land admit admit to hurting women and using this language against all of us. But once again, i i think my colleagues for joining us today and i will reserve the hour of my time and i will yield to my colleague, representative jayapal of washington. Thank you there’s a lot. I can say about her little rant here, but i will keep my i’ll make it a short bullet point list. The first thing i want to point out is that she used she uses the phrase abusive language or violent language. One of those, so she conflates speech with violence and that’s. Often what the left does they’ll say that if you say something that i don’t like whether it’s a microaggression or an insult or whatnot, you have committed violence against me.

No, he has not committed violence or abuse against you, that’s. Not what those things are. You use the phrase that he accosted you that’s correct. He did it cost you, but that is not violence. He made a very rude comment to you.

Should he have made the comment, obviously not but again on a side note, if you’re going to pretend that this kind of language doesn’t exist in politics or in the world around you, then i’ve got a bridge to sell you. I mean you’re your rather close friend, ayanna pressley, as well as ilhan omar, are very frequently saying, f trump at their rallies. I mean is that dehumanizing language as well? I mean. Obviously it only goes one way because that’s just how it is. She also uses the phrase minding my own business when she’s walking up the steps, because she’s just some uh, some innocent little girl, who’s just minding her own business, not wielding a tremendous amount of power, and someone comes up to her and says something rude again: no One’S denying that it’s rude, but you can’t keep portraying yourself like a child but that’s exactly what you’re intending to do. You mention that you’re someone’s daughter and you say that you’re glad that your father is not alive to see uh your daughter just to see his daughter being assaulted by this evil republican man. Again, you are not a child grown ups use harsh language. Sometimes i don’t understand why you feel the need to portray yourself as a child when trump or republicans are called all of these names, when you call them all of these names when you, when you constantly insult their character and dehumanize them by calling them things like Racists, even though they’re clearly not, is that not dehumanizing, or is it just going one way like i just said i think it’s just going one way, i would also say to grow a spine, because clearly you have one you’re, a very aggressive person she’s.

Clearly, a very aggressive person a lot of the time, but my impression of this is that this is all an act. The tears when she was talking about her father and her mother were clearly an act and that’s just what it is. She’S trying to make herself look like a hero, she’s trying to make herself like look like a victim who has then risen above it and that’s. Why she expressed gratitude to this man to to representative yoho, because she has now risen above it and learned from it. Because that is what the archetypal heroine does, she has adversity and then she rises above it to defeat her aggressors but that’s just how it works. If you play the victim and get people to feel sorry for you, then you come out on top it doesn’t matter that you’re making 200 grand a year, it doesn’t matter that you have virtually no qualifications other than being a bartender. Yet you’re. Now a one of the most influential congress, people in the country, it doesn’t matter that you have so much influence. I can’t even imagine it. I have 460 subscribers. As of the recording of this video, i can’t imagine what it would be like to have tens of millions of people listening to every word. I say i would imagine it’s quite scary but, as i said before, you’re clearly not a a wimpy person you’re. Clearly, a very aggressive person, so the again going back to what i said a few minutes ago, going back to the idea that this actually bothers you or that you actually care about this again, it’s a lie.

Those tears were fake. Everything in this video was fake, and the last thing i will say is that you and your party specifically – and i would argue especially you because you are very much more radical you and your squad with ayanna presley and elhan omar and rashida talib. You are so much more radical than even the mainstream democratic party. You are spearheading a movement, black lives matter, antifa, all of the rest where people are dying and mass more than more than have been killed by police. But you are spearheading this movement and you have the gall to talk about abusive language and violent language. The violent people in the country right now are the leftists who are destroying everything. It has been 60 days roughly 60 days since george floyd’s death and we still have burning and everything going down and you and you’re wasting time on taxpayers on the taxpayers dime talking about how you got called a bitch by some mean guy it’s, all an act. It’S all phony – this is just another way to make. America seem like a horrible place. Even though it’s not people get called bitches. I haven’t called a bitch i’ve, been called things much worse than that as i’m sure you have as well, and it doesn’t bother me.