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Bread for the World ‘deeply concerned’ by board member Yoho’s attack on Ocasio-Cortez

Jul 24, 2020

By Alejandra Molina

Bread for the World, a prominent Christian advocacy group for which Florida Rep. Ted Yoho serves as a board member, said the Republican lawmaker’s recent behavior toward Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not reflective of the “respect and compassion that Jesus calls on us to exhibit every day.”

“Bread for the World is deeply concerned about Rep. Ted Yoho’s verbal attack on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and what we and others perceive to be his non-apology,” read a statement provided to Religion News Service on Thursday (July 23) by Christopher Ford, a spokesperson for Bread for the World.

“Before we determine any further action, we have reached out to his office and have sought an opportunity to speak with him about the incident,” the statement read.

Yoho made headlines this week when The Hill reported that he told Ocasio-Cortez she was “disgusting” for suggesting that poverty and unemployment were factors in a crime increase in New York City during COVID-19.

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