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Kevin McCarthy Blasted For Making ‘Terrorist Threat’ Against Nancy Pelosi

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is facing fierce criticism after he joked over the weekend that it would be hard for him not to hit Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calf.) with a gavel if the GOP wins control of the lower chamber in next year’s midterm elections.

At a dinner on Saturday evening, members of Tennessee’s Republican congressional delegation gave McCarthy an oversized gavel with the words “Fire Pelosi” on it.

“It will be hard not to hit her with it but I will bang it down,” McCarthy reportedly joked, according to Washington Post reporter Michael Scherer.

Several Republican leaders from Tennessee including Gov. Bill Lee and Sen. Marsha Blackburn were reportedly in attendance at the $250-a-plate dinner event.

A war of words between the two party leaders escalated last week when McCarthy joined other Republicans in vehemently protesting a mask mandate the Capitol physician reimposed and Pelosi supported.

“Make no mistake β€” The threat of bringing masks back is not a decision based on science, but a decision conjured up by liberal government officials who want to continue to live in a perpetual pandemic state,” McCarthy tweeted on Tuesday night.

“He’s such a moron,” Pelosi responded when asked about McCarthy.

McCarthy and other Trump allies in the House also expressed outrage when Pelosi weeks earlier rejected two pro-Trump GOP representatives from the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Check some of the resposes to McCarthy’s comments below: