Gaetz Calls for Swift Inquiry into Capitol Hallway Incident
Written & Drafted By Shafeek Ahmad, Published On 15-November-2023, 03:25 AM EST.
In a dramatic turn of events, Representative Matt Gaetz has urged the House Ethics Committee to investigate former Speaker Kevin McCarthy over allegations of physically assaulting Representative Tim Burchett in a U.S. Capitol hallway. The incident unfolded after a House GOP Conference meeting, raising concerns about decorum within Congress.
According to Burchett, McCarthy purportedly “elbowed [him] in the kidneys” while passing with his security detail. McCarthy, however, insists that any contact was accidental, attributing it to a mere collision. Burchett characterizes the encounter as a “cheap shot by a bully,” emphasizing the need for a thorough investigation.
Gaetz’s Call for Investigation
Gaetz, a key figure in the call for an investigation, penned a letter to House Ethics Committee Chair Michael Guest, stressing the urgency of examining the incident. He expressed concern about the rising breaches of decorum, positioning the alleged assault as a significant departure from the norm.
Interestingly, both Gaetz and Burchett were among the Republicans who voted to remove McCarthy from the speakership in the previous month. Gaetz’s letter to the Ethics Committee underscores the gravity of the situation, hinting at a broader concern about the leadership and conduct within Congress.
In his statement, Burchett asserted that McCarthy’s actions seemed intentional and targeted. He suggested that McCarthy may have believed the incident went unnoticed, unaware of the presence of media attention. Notably, Burchett chose not to press charges against McCarthy.
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