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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.

Off the Rails

Episode 4: Trump turns on Barr

Photo illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios. Photos: Drew Angerer, Pool/Getty Images

Beginning on election night 2020 and continuing through his final days in office, Donald Trump unraveled and dragged America with him, to the point that his followers sacked the U.S. Capitol with two weeks left in his term. Axios takes you inside the collapse of a president with a special series.

Episode 4: Trump torches what is arguably the most consequential relationship in his Cabinet.

Attorney General Bill Barr stood behind a chair in the private dining room next to the Oval Office, looming over Donald Trump. The president sat at the head of the table. It was Dec. 1, nearly a month after the election, and Barr had some sharp advice to get off his chest. The president's theories about a stolen election, Barr told Trump, were "bullshit."

In photos: Protests outside fortified capitols draw only small groups

Armed members of the far-right extremist group the Boogaloo Bois near the Michigan Capitol Building in Lansing on Jan. 17. About 20 protesters showed up, AP notes. Photo: Seth Herald/AFP via Getty Images

Small groups of protesters gathered outside fortified statehouses across the U.S. over the weekend ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration Wednesday.

The big picture: Some protests attracted armed members of far-right extremist groups but there were no reports of clashes, as had been feared. The National Guard and law enforcement outnumbered demonstrators, as security was heightened around the U.S. to avoid a repeat of the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riots, per AP.