Ted Lieu scolds GOP Leader McCarthy “You need to apologize for your statement, or resign.”

Saturday, 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.

Rep. Ted Lieu responded by tweeting:

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.