(Washington) The Republican leader in the House of Representatives was summoned Sunday to apologize or even resign after joking about his desire to physically assault the institution’s Democratic president, Nancy Pelosi.
Posted on Aug 1, 2021 at 3:10 pm
Kevin McCarthy was presented with a gavel, the quintessential Chairmanship of the House of Representatives, during a fundraising event on Saturday in southern Tennessee.
This gift referred to the victory that Republicans are hoping for in the 2022 midterm elections. In that case, Kevin McCarthy would replace Nancy Pelosi.
“I want you to see when Nancy Pelosi gives me this hammer […] It will be difficult not to hit her with it, ”he said of Ms. Pelosi, adding that, according to the Washington Post and a reporter from the local Nashville newspaper present at the event, he was actually abstaining.
“Don’t you think the United States has had enough political violence like this?” Ted Lieu, Republican representative from California, tweeted. “You have to apologize or resign. ”
Michigan Democrat Debbie Dingell also asked for an apology. “That type of conversation caused violence and death on Capitol Hill,” she said again on Twitter regarding Donald Trump’s attack on the seat of Congress by a crowd of supporters on January 6th.
Teresa Isabel Leger Fernandez, Democratic Representative for New Mexico, tweeted, “Violence against women is not a joke. Political violence is not a joke. These words are misogynistic and dangerous. ”
The accounts of Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy are contradictory. The first recently called the second a “fool” for speaking out against wearing the mask in the face of the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic.