Dems demand McCarthy resign after he makes joke about hitting Pelosi with a gifted Gavel

Democrats are furious after GOP House Minority leader made a joke about hitting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with a gifted gavel.

Michael Scherer reported “Tenn. reps gave Kevin McCarthy an oversized gavel after speech. McCarthy invites the 1,400 at Nashville dinner to DC when he becomes speaker. He says he wants everyone to see Pelosi hand him the gavel. “It will be hard not to hit her with it but I will bang it down,” he says.”

Here are some of the reactions from Democrats. Many called for him to resign.

“Yes Kevin, joking about assault w a deadly weapon is HILARIOUS. Manly resonant bonus laughs for it being an itty bitty elderly woman”

“This disgusting suggestion by @GOPLeader that he wants to physically assault the Speaker of the House is absolutely disqualifying. This menacing threat of political violence is a disgrace to his office & aligns him with violent extremists who plotted assassinations.”

“He has no business continuing in public office if he uttered these words & must provide a serious, no excuses apology to the American people, to his party, his voters & to his family. This is so debased, there are no words.”

After the political violence of January 6th where @SpeakerPelosi was targeted, this behavior is intolerable. Kevin McCarthy must apologize immediately”

“Dear @GOPLeader McCarthy: Don’t you think America has had enough political violence? You should never be encouraging or threatening or joking about causing violence to anyone, including the Speaker of the House. You need to apologize for your statement, or resign.”

America has suffered enough violence around politics. @GOPLeader McCarthy is now a would-be assailant of @SpeakerPelosi . He needs to resign.”