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Kevin McCarthy accused of elbowing fellow Republican

Posted on AllSides November 14th, 2023
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Representative Matt Gaetz has filed an ethics complaint against ex-House Speaker Kevin McCarthy for allegedly assaulting a fellow Republican.

Representative Tim Burchett of Tennessee said Mr McCarthy "elbowed" him in the back while he was speaking with a reporter in Congress on Tuesday.

Long-term adversaries of Mr McCarthy's, the pair led efforts to oust him from the Speaker's office in October.

Mr McCarthy said the alleged altercation was accidental.

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