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Combination images of Reps. Ted Yoho and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images/Scott Heins/Getty Images

Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) resigned from the board of directors of the Christian anti-poverty organization Bread for the World following fallout from his comments on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the non-profit confirmed in a statement Saturday.

What they're saying: The bipartisan group said it sought Yoho's resignation and he did so after meeting with representatives of the organization on Friday.

"We believe that Rep. Ted Yoho’s recent actions and words as reported in the media are not reflective of the ethical standards expected of members of our Board of Directors."
— Statement by Bread for the World

Driving the news: The Hill reported Tuesday that Yoho called Ocasio-Cortez "disgusting" and a "f--king b-tch" while speaking about the correlation between rising crime and current levels of unemployment.

  • He apologized on the House floor Wednesday for "the abrupt manner of the conversation" he had with Ocasio-Cortez at the Capitol. However, he denied using "offensive name-calling words," saying: "Having been married for 45 years, with two daughters, I’m very cognizant of my language."
  • Ocasio-Cortez responded, "I will not stay up late at night waiting for an apology from a man who has no remorse. ... But what I do have issue with is using women — our wives and daughters — as shields and excuses for poor behavior."

Go deeper: AOC on Ted Yoho: My parents "did not raise me to accept abuse from men"

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Aug 19, 2020 - Politics & Policy

AOC defines "mass people's movement" in 60 second DNC nomination speech

In her nominating speech for Sen. Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lauded the progressive movement, which she said strives "to recognize and repair the wounds of racial injustice, colonization, misogyny and homophobia."

The big picture: AOC ticked through several of the crises facing the country right now and really laid bare what progressives are fighting for.

Taiwan leader confirms U.S. troops on island training forces

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei earlier this month. Photo: I-Hwa Cheng/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen told CNN Thursday that a small number of American troops are on the island for training purposes and she has "faith" the U.S. would defend the democracy against a Chinese military attack.

Why it matters: This is the first time a Taiwanese leader has publicly acknowledged the presence of U.S. troops on the self-governing island since the last U.S. garrison left in 1979, when Washington switched formal diplomatic recognition to Beijing.

Updated 4 hours ago - Health

NYC firefighters union urges members to defy mayor's vaccine mandate

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

The president of New York City's firefighters union told reporters Wednesday that he's advised unvaccinated members to ignore Mayor Bill de Blasio's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for city workers, per Reuters.

Why it matters: Under de Blasio's order that's due to take effect Friday, unvaccinated city employees would be placed on unpaid leave. But Uniformed Firefighters Association head Andrew Ansbro said he told members that "if they choose to remain unvaccinated, they must still report for duty," according to Reuters.