Ocasio-Cortez, Dems assail men’s abusive treatment of women

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ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's outrage over a Republican lawmaker's verbal assault broadened into an extraordinary moment on the House floor Thursday as she and other Democrats assailed a sexist culture of "accepting violence and violent language against women." A day after rejecting an offer of contrition from Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., for his language during this week's Capitol steps confrontation, Ocasio-Cortez and more than a dozen colleagues cast the incident as all-too-common behavior by men, including other Republicans. "This issue is not about one incident. It is cultural," said Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. She called it a culture "of accepting a violence and violent language against women, an entire structure of power that supports that."
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