McCarthy Says ‘Whole Country’ Would Yell at Gaetz After Reports of Screaming Match

Posted on AllSides October 19th, 2023
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With the Republican House Conference seemingly spiraling out amid a continued inability to pick the next speaker, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) confirmed that things became a little tense behind closed doors on Thursday. Earlier in the day, an Axios journalist had reported that the California Republican had “screamed” at Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) during a four-hour caucus meeting, telling him sharply to “sit down when he went to the mics.” Speaking to reporters, McCarthy acknowledged that he’d reprimanded his younger colleague. “I was at the mic, I was speaking and Matt Gaetz tried to interrupt,” the...

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