House minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif) lectured Democrats on the need for civility in Congress and demanded that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) take action against a freshman Democrat who told a crowd of supporters that the House is going to “impeach the motherf–ker.“
McCarthy, speaking to reporters following Friday’s House votes, said Pelosi had a responsibility to condemn the remarks made by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) because Republican lawmakers would never condone the use of such foul language.
“Do you know what happened in the last Congress when Republicans were in the majority?” he asked the press. “You know what our freshman class did? They put a resolution together to actually work with one another, to not use foul language. They got almost every single freshman to sign onto it! That is the difference with this new Congress and it’s wrong.”
“The president, not too long ago, referred to a woman as ‘horse face,’” a reporter pointed out. “Who within your caucus called out the president for that type of language?”
“I think a lot of them did,” McCarthy said.
The lawmaker did not name a single GOP lawmaker who denounced the president’s crude remarks.
MCCARTHY: "You know what our freshman class did? They put together a resolution to not use foul language. This is the difference & it's wrong."
REPORTER: But Trump recently called a woman 'horseface.' Who within your caucus called him out? 🔥🔥🔥
M: "I think a lot of them did" pic.twitter.com/axHOjBOMau
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 4, 2019