During an interview tonight with CBS Miami’s Jim DeFede, House Speaker Jose Oliva repeatedly referred to women as “host bodies” while discussing a woman’s right to choose. The phrase — which Oliva used five times during the interview — came after DeFede questioned the House Speaker about abortion rights.
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“Speaker Jose Oliva’s words are hurtful, dehumanizing, and misogynistic. You’d expect to hear this offensive language in the Handmaid’s Tale — not from the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. With the start of the legislative session just days away, Speaker Oliva has insulted Florida women — and made clear he will not be their champion in Tallahassee,” said FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo.