Bread of the World, a non-profit organization, forced Republican Representative Ted Yoho to resign as a member of their board of directors.
Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, during a House session, called out Republican colleague Ted Yoho for his sexist and appalling verbal attack against her in a scathing (and now-viral) speech late last week. Once his assault was aired out for the country to see like dirty laundry, many have joined Ocasio-Cortez in her criticism of the Republican. Most recently, the Christian charity Bread for the World announced that Yoho's attack went against their "ethical standards" and therefore, he would no longer serve on their board of directors. They also criticized his ensuing "non-apology" following the verbal confrontation, The Washington Post reports.
Bread for the World's Rev. Eugene Cho on Ted Yoho:— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 28, 2020
"His comments were inappropriate, not reflective of the ethical standards and Christian values that we seek to uphold."
"We regret some of the pain that's been inflicted on women, women of color."https://t.co/cqQ9Gg5fj6
Bread for the World made an announcement about his forced resignation in a statement on Saturday. The non-profit organization claimed that his "recent actions and words as reported in the media are not reflective of the ethical standards expected of members of our Board of Directors." The board had asked for his resignation just a day prior, stating their "commitment to coming alongside women and people of color, nationally and globally, as they continue to lead us to a more racially inclusive and equitable world." Needless to say, the non-profit acted quite swiftly. The resignation was announced after the organization critiqued, "Yoho’s verbal attack on Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and what we and others perceive to be his non-apology."
RESIGNED: Rep. Ted Yolo from the board of a Christian food charity, after accosting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Bread for the World said Yolo's reported actions "are not reflective" of the group's ethical standards. https://t.co/bNtmq6Zpam— David Beard (@dabeard) July 26, 2020
Representative Yoho is yet to make a statement regarding his resignation. However, supporters of Ocasio-Cortez (and arguably those who defend basic human decency) welcomed the resignation. Some even called for him to be ejected from Congress, though this seems unlikely. The Republican Representative has been on the down-low ever since he was burned during a session on the House floor by Squad member AOC. She made sure to let the country know that he called her a "f*cking b*tch," and that such language would not be tolerated. She also rejected his claim that "no one was accosted, bullied, or attacked."
Most notably, the Democrat pointed out that Yoho's attack was not a standalone moment, rather, it was the outcome of a toxic and almost-universal pattern of misogyny and entitlement. "Dehumanizing language is not new, and what we are seeing is that incidents like these are happening in a pattern," she affirmed in her speech. "This is a pattern of an attitude towards women and [the] dehumanization of others... Now, what I am here to say is that this harm that Mr. Yoho levied, tried to levy against me, was not just an incident directed at me. But when you do that to any woman, what Mr. Yoho did was give permission to other men to do that to his daughters. In using that language in front of the press, he gave permission to use that language against his wife, his daughters, women in his community, and I am here to stand up to say that is not acceptable." He's probably been so MIA because he's trying to find some aloe for that burn.