Republican leader Kevin McCarthy joked that “If Pelosi becomes Speaker, it will be difficult to hit Pelosi without a mallet” and he urged him to resign
Republican Kevin McCarthy (Kevin McCarthy) joked that if he becomes Speaker, it is “difficult to beat Nancy Pelosi without a mallet”, so he was urged to resign.
House Minority Leader The comments were made during a dinner with a delegation from the Republican Congress of Tennessee on Saturday.
He received a gavel with “Fire Pelosi” written on it.
According to reports, McCarthy once said: “It’s hard not to beat her with it, but I will knock it down.”
This led him to resign on Sunday.
Democratic Representative Eric Svalwell wrote on Twitter: “The United States has suffered enough political violence.
“@GOPLader McCarthy is now a potential attacker of @SpeakerPelosi. He needs to resign.”
His colleague Ted Lieu added: “Dear @GOPLader McCarthy: Don’t you think there is enough political violence in the United States?
“You should never encourage, threaten or joke to cause violence to anyone, including the Speaker of the House.
“You need to apologize for your remarks or resign.”
McCarty’s office said he was “obviously joking.”
But Pelosi’s spokesperson Drew Hamill said: “It is irresponsible and disgusting to make violent threats against people targeted by Trump supporter #January6th.”
McCarthy and Pelosi have fallen into a continuous war of words.
Pelosi this week Under fire for calling McCarthy an “idiot” After he opposed the implementation of new mask regulations for vaccinated Americans.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives said on Wednesday: “He is such an idiot.”
McCarthy earlier Called her a “lame duck” because she rejected his Republican draft Congressional Riot Committee.