House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy raised some eyebrows over the weekend when he joked that he would have a hard time not using the gavel to his current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the head if the GOP wins back control of Congress in 2022.
As The Hill reports:
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) joked over the weekend that it would be hard for him not to hit Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calf.) with a gavel if the GOP wins control of the lower chamber in next year’s midterm elections.
At a dinner on Saturday evening, members of Tennessee’s Republican congressional delegation gave McCarthy an oversized gavel with the words “Fire Pelosi” on it.
“It will be hard not to hit her with it but I will bang it down,” McCarthy reportedly joked, according to Washington Post reporter Michael Scherer.
Several Republican leaders from Tennessee, including Gov. Bill Lee and Sen. Marsha Blackburn, were reportedly in attendance at the $250-a-plate dinner event.
Pelosi recently referred to McCarthy as a ‘moron’ when she was asked about his position on masks.