Rep. Eric Swalwell is demanding GOP House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy resign.
Saturday, Michael Scherer tweeted that McCarthy had joked about hitting Pelosi with a oversized gavel he received as a gift.
In response, Swalwell (D-CA) wrote “America has suffered enough violence around politics.
@GOPLeader McCarthy is now a would-be assailant of @SpeakerPelosi. He needs to resign.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) August 1, 2021
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) also said “You need to apologize for your statement, or resign.”
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. https://t.co/jdP2bcmr5c
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) August 1, 2021
Last week, CNN reporter Daniella Diaz shares video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy “a moron.”
When asked by @frankthorp about @GOPLeader’s criticism of the mask mandate being reinstated in the House, @SpeakerPelosi responds as she’s getting in her SUV: “He’s such a moron.” pic.twitter.com/2WUwE3A9wR
— Daniella Diaz (@DaniellaMicaela) July 28, 2021