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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Rep. Clay Higgins

Progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez puzzled how a Republican chastised Rep. Clay Higgins for his impolite therapy of a feminine witness throughout a local weather listening to Thursday.

AOC accused the Louisiana congressman and different GOPers on the House Oversight Committee of disrespecting Raya Salter, a lawyer and clear vitality advocate, throughout her testimony on companies and local weather change.

Higgins and Salter bought right into a tense, and occasions, shouting change. At one level, Higgins even known as Salter “boo” as he pushed her to answer his question.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed GOP Rep. Clay Higgins for his tough questioning of a witness throughout a House listening to.

“Frankly men who treat women like that in public, I fear how they treat them in private,” Ocasio-Cortez said as she pounded her fist on the dais. “We can be better than this, we don’t have to resort to yelling.”

Ocasio-Cortez, who reps Queens and the Bronx, later expressed remorse on behalf of the committee.

Higgins asked Raya Salter an open-ended question that led to the heated exchange between the two.
Higgins requested Raya Salter an open-ended question that led to the heated change between the 2.
Oversight Committee/YouTube

“I would hope that someone would issue you an apology, but because I don’t believe (Higgins) will, I want to apologize to you about the conduct of this committee,” Ocasio-Cortez mentioned.

Higgins, who’s been in office since 2017, earlier asked Salter what she would do with all the fabric objects she has from petrochemical merchandise.

Salter then implored Higgins to “search your heart and understand why the EPA knows that toxic petrochemical facilities are some of the most toxic polluting facilities in the world and are killing black people throughout Louisiana.”

“My good lady, I’m trying to give you the floor, boo,” Higgins advised Salter, who can be a regulation professor and member of the New York State Climate Action Council.

The two raised their voices at one another throughout the hearing that targeted on the oil and fuel firms’ contribution to local weather change.

Salter once more inspired Higgins to look his coronary heart and “ask your God what you are doing to the black and poor people in Louisiana.”

Lawyer Raya Salter testified Thursday about corporations and their impact on climate change.
Lawyer Raya Salter testified Thursday about companies and their impression on local weather change.
Oversight Committee/YouTube

He additionally known as Salter “young lady” and advised her she has “a lot of noise, but you got no answers.”

Ocasio-Cortez mentioned Higgins’ conduct is one thing she hadn’t beforehand seen since she started on the House Oversight committee 4 years in the past.

“I do not care what party they are in,” AOC mentioned. “I’ve never seen anything like that.”

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