The Democrats are trying to remove a top Republican from his job.
All because he made a simple joke.
Nancy Pelosi went ballistic when she heard the joke a top Republican made.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy reportedly made a joke about Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Saturday evening, according to Fox News.
During a dinner with Republican congressional delegation of Tennessee, McCarthy was given a large gavel with the words “Fire Pelosi” on it.
McCarthy gave a speech at the event saying that he was hopeful that Republicans will regain the House in 2022.
He requested that the GOP donors at the dinner come to Washington to see Pelosi hand the gavel over to him, Fox News reported.
“It will be hard not to hit her with it but I will bang it down,” McCarthy reportedly said.
Not only was it clearly a joke, banging down a gavel on someone’s head is something reserved for slapstick comedies, but McCarthy also said that he wouldn’t do it.
This didn’t stop Democrats from calling for McCarthy’s resignation.
Rep. Eric Swalwell accused the Republican a “would-be assailant” of the speaker.
“America has suffered enough violence around politics,” the congressman tweeted. “@GOPLeader McCarthy is now a would-be assailant of @SpeakerPelosi. He needs to resign.”
Swalwell himself suggested that the government nuke gun owners who weren’t willing to give over their guns and passed off the remarks as a joke.
In 2018 the conservative television host John Cardillo posted a link to an NBC story about Swalwell’s column in which Swalwell suggested banning semi-automatic weapons and criminally prosecuting any who chose to keep their weapons.
The news host commented with the story, “Democrats want to eradicate the Second Amendment, ban and seize all guns, and have all power rest with the state. These people are dangerously obsessed with power.”
In response to this tweet, conservative gun rights enthusiast Joe Biggs wrote: “So basically [Eric Swalwell] wants a war. Because that’s what you would get. You’re outta your f*****g mind if you think I’ll give up my rights and give the [government] all the power.”
Swalwell responded, “And it would be a short war my friend. The government has nukes. Too many of them. But they’re legit. I’m sure if we talked we could find common ground to protect our families and communities.”
Swalwell justified his comment suggesting nuking gun owners by claiming it was a joke and he asked “can we not use sarcasm anymore?”
He went on to tell people, “Don’t be so dramatic.”
If Swalwell was consistent in his standards he’d resign himself as a “would-be assailant” rather than going after McCarthy.
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