[Kevin McCarthy] A threat of violence to someone who was a target of a #January6th assassination attempt from your fellow Trump supporters is irresponsible and disgusting. — Drew Hammill, Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff
[Kevin McCarthy] A threat of violence to someone who was a target of a #January6th assassination attempt from your fellow Trump supporters is irresponsible and disgusting. — Drew Hammill, Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff
McCarthy jokes 'it will be hard not to hit' Pelosi with gavel if he becomes House speaker
ouse Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy joked at a Saturday night event that it "will be hard not to hit" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with the speaker's gavel if Republicans take control of the chamber in the 2022 midterms and he becomes speaker.

"I want you to watch Nancy Pelosi hand me that gavel. It will be hard not to hit her with it," McCarthy said in audio posted to Twitter by a Main Street Nashville reporter.

The Republican leader made the comments after he was handed an oversized gavel by members of the Tennessee congressional delegation while appearing at a fundraising event in the state. His remarks are just the latest sign of his deteriorating relationship with the Democratic leader, who was not present at the event.

Pelosi's spokesperson and deputy chief of staff swiftly condemned the comments.

"A threat of violence to someone who was a target of a #January6th assassination attempt from your fellow Trump supporters is irresponsible and disgusting," Drew Hammill said in a Saturday tweet in response to the reports.
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