On Wednesday’s "The View," Meghan McCain and her co-hosts provided a rare moment of agreement in their defense of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who was reportedly accosted and called a misogynistic profanity by Republican Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida on the steps of the Capitol.
“All strong women ... we’re called this all the time. If you have an opinion or are strong, you’re this word,” McCain said. “I am so sick of it. And I disagree with [Ocasio-Cortez] on almost everything but she deserves everyone’s respect and certainly the respect of her colleagues in Congress.”
Yoho has since apologized for the incident but denied using offensive language, instead blaming the media.
“The offensive name-calling words attributed to me by the press were never spoken to my colleagues and if they were construed that way, I apologize for their misunderstanding,” Yoho said on the House floor on Wednesday.
"View" co-host Sunny Hostin didn’t think Yoho’s apology was sufficient, especially given that the incident happened at Ocasio-Cortez’s workplace.
“Anyone else that did something like that at their place of employment would be censured, would be reprimanded. An apology would not be enough,” she said. “I don’t think in this case, it is enough. I think that Congress has to take corrective action against him.”
McCain saw the incident in broader terms, saying to men in “all factions of society, if you are mentally or emotionally incapable of working with strong women, you shouldn’t work with them. I think Ted Yoho should resign if he has such a huge problem.”