So this is rich: Rep. Kat Cammack (R-CO) happened to have accused Democrats on wednesday drunk on the house floor in the middle the chaos about speaker voting. “They want us to fight each other. That much was made clear by the popcorn, blankets, and liquor that got in there,” Cammack said.
And while the Democrats actually were trolling republicans with popcornit now appears that there may have been a fair amount of alcohol on Cammack’s own side – which turned into a physical fight on the house floor after the 14th failed vote for speaker.
As a reminder, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) finally narrowly won the 15th vote late Friday night by yielding to far-right insurgents within his party – on the anniversary of the Jan. 6 uprising. Voting followed four days of internal struggles and general humiliation in which Republicans called each other narcissists and losers, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) called McCarthy an “alligator”.(Sumpfwitz) and the “LeBron James of Special Interest Fundraising,” Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) suggested Gaetz was on drugs, McCarthy berated everyone, and Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) admitted his partisanship 2024 will be “beaten up” if they continue to behave this way. Last night of voting ended with Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL) – a McCarthy ally – literally pounced on Gaetz for openly speaking out against McCarthy and needing to be restrained.
Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN), who was in the middle of the argument, had some choice words for Rogers after the vote in an interview with CNN’s Kate Sullivan. “People shouldn’t be drinking on the floor of the house, especially if you’re a redneck,” Burchett said. Grandpa!
“I would drop him like a sack of dirt,” Burchett continued, referring to Rogers. “No one will touch me. Nobody will threaten me.”
When reporters later asked McCarthy what happened during the heated incident, he said hilariously“Oh nothing.”
Ladies and gentlemen: Your 118th Congress.
https://jezebel.com/rep-tim-burchett-accuses-redneck-republican-colleague-1849962905 Rep. Tim Burchett accuses fellow GOP ‘redneck’ of drinking after hallway fight