In the fallout of a Tuesday incident between former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN), Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has filed a formal ethics complaint against McCarthy.
In a press release from Gaetz’s congressional office, the Congressman wrote, “It has come to my attention that this morning, November 14, 2023, following a meeting of the House Republican Conference, Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) assaulted Representative Tim Burchett (R-TN) in the hallways of Capitol complex. This assault was witnessed by numerous people, including Claudia Griseles of NPR, who was interviewing Rep. Burchett at the time.”
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) November 14, 2023
He continued, “For his part, Rep. Burchett has described the attack as a ‘sucker punch’ and ‘a clean shot to the kidney.’”
“Needless to say, this incident deserves immediate and swift investigation by the Ethics Committee. This Congress has seen a substantial increase in breaches of decorum unlike anything we…
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