12:40 PM PT -- We just got AOC on Capitol Hill and she told our photog she feels good about what happened on the House floor because she was able to stand up against what she sees as a misogynistic culture in Congress, in the GOP and in the world.
AOC says colleagues from both sides of the aisle are giving her their support, but she wants Republicans to go one step further and share their message not just with her, but with the women in their lives and around the globe to set an example.
The congresswoman says the incident is proof there remains an enormous culture of objectifying and demeaning women, particularly minorities, and tells us what Yoho did is no coincidence.
It's a pretty powerful clip ... AOC's sending a strong message to folks out there, and tells us why Yoho messed with the wrong woman.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just ripped into a colleague who allegedly called her a "f***ing b*tch" after a heated debate over a crime bill, saying she is someone's daughter and by not squarely apologizing, he is not a decent man.
AOC took to the House floor Thursday with an impassioned speech on the impact the words of Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Florida) had on her, her family and other women.
The congresswoman choked up when she said she's glad her dad, who is not alive, did not hear Yoho's comments. But, she says, her mom did, and what Yoho said cuts to the core.
Yoho offered an apology -- of sorts -- Wednesday, saying he regretted "the abrupt manner of the conversation," but never apologized for the words attributed to him by others. He had earlier denied saying it, but some people on the floor say they heard it, loud and clear.
AOC offered this ... everyone says things they regret from time to time, but when the words go beyond decency, a decent person apologizes, and Yoho did not.