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On The Hill

THROWING ELBOWS: McCarthy Attacks Burchett on the Hill, Gaetz Files Ethics Complaint [AUDIO]

posted by Hannity Staff - 11.14.23

More altercations on the Hill.

According to a report from The Daily Caller, Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN) and former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) were involved in an altercation after a closed-door GOP meeting; McCarthy reportedly elbowed Burchett in the kidney while walking through the halls.

Burchett described the moment to CNN on the steps of the Capitol.

“I was doing an interview with Claudia from NPR, a lovely lady and when she was asking me a question and at that time I got elbowed in the back. And it kind of caught me off guard because it was a clean shot to the kidneys. And I turned back and there was Kevin, and I, for me, that guy was kind of what the heck just happened and then I you know, I chased after him, of course, sees because I’ve stated many times he’s a, he’s a bully with $7 million and security detail,” Burchett said in the interview.

“You know, he’s the type of guy that when you’re a kid with door rock, open the fence and run home and hide behind his Mama’s skirt. And he just, you know, he from behind that kind of stuff that you know, it’s not the way we handle things in Tennessee, we have a problem so I’m gonna look him in the eye,” Burchett added.

Watch the clip below:

The X account Citizen Free Press leaked alleged audio from the incident. Listen below.

Finally, it’s being reported that Florida congressman Matt Gaetz is filing a formal ethics complaint against McCarthy over his altercation with Burchett.

This story is developing…

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