He called me disgusting. He called me crazy. He called me out of my mind and he called me dangerous. 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 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 of us have had to deal with this in some form some way some shape at some point in our lives, 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 riding the subway in new york city. This is not new, and that is the problem. 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. 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.

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.