Kevin McCarthy accused of elbowing fellow Republican
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.