Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday afternoon denied he sucker-punched Rep. Burchett.
GOP Rep. Tim Burchett (TN) on Tuesday claimed McCarthy shoved and sucker-punched him.
Recall, that Burchett was one of the GOP lawmakers who voted McCarthy out.
“Well, I was doing an interview with Claudia from NPR….and I got elbowed in the back and it kind of caught me off-guard because it was a clean shot to the kidneys and I turned back and there was Kevin…and I chased after him of course,” Burchett told CNN’s Manu Raju.
Burchett continued, “He’s a bully with a $17 million security detail.”
Rep. Burchett said he is still in pain from the sucker-punch to the kidneys.
“I just don’t expect a guy who was at one time three steps away from the White House to hit you with a sucker punch in the hallway,” Burchett said comparing McCarthy to a kid who would throw a rock and then go “hide behind his mama’s skirt.”
Rep. Tim Burchett claims on CNN that Kevin McCarthy hit him from behind with “a clean shot to the kidneys” and calls him “a bully” pic.twitter.com/CCLQvNuWHw
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 14, 2023