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McCarthy Allegedly Shoves Fellow Republican in Front of NPR Reporter

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Did former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy assault a member of the House Republican caucus?

Claudia Grisales, a congressional correspondent for National Public Radio, reported on Tuesday that she observed Representative Tim Burchett of Tennessee being forcibly elbowed by McCarthy.

Following a meeting of the Republican House caucus, Grisales detailed an odd and callous altercation in which McCarthy allegedly fired a cheap shot at Burchett while he was averted from him.

The Washington Post reports that Burchett was one of eight Republicans who successfully voted to remove McCarthy from the speaker’s office last month.

Grisales claims that Burchett pursued McCarthy after the alleged cheap shot by verbally challenging the former Republican leader on social media.

“Why’d you elbow me in the back, Kevin?!” Burchett was reported as saying in an X post by Grisales.

“Hey Kevin, you got any guts!?”

McCarthy allegedly denied further that he had hit Burchett during the altercation.

As a result, Burchett allegedly referred to McCarthy as a “pathetic man,” as stated by Grisales, following the series of events.

The Tennessee representative’s initial encounter with McCarthy subsequent to his dismissal as speaker, as reported by the Burchett, occurred during the dispute.

CNN reports that McCarthy’s 269-day tenure as Speaker was the shortest in 140 years.

Roll Call reports that the Californian holds the unique distinction of being the first Speaker of the House in American history to be removed from office.

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